The city of Manchester was one of 50 agencies and organizations statewide selected to receive a 2017 Conservation Partnership Award –and the only municipality represented among the 50.
The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation presented the award at the “100 Years of Missouri Conservation, Partnership and Philanthropy” reception held in Springfield on Sept. 22.
The award was presented in appreciation for service and commitment to conservation causes in Missouri. Specifically, Manchester was recognized for having been awarded the Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance Program grant, known as TRIM grant, in 2015 and 2016. Through the funds, the city performed a street tree inventory and recently created the municipal tree conservation ordinance.