HOUSTON, Oct. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Apache Corporation, a subsidiary of APA Corporation (Nasdaq: APA), today announced the donation of more than 55,000 trees to 66 nonprofit partner organizations in the as part of the annual Apache Corporation Tree Grant program. Since 2005, approximately 4.8 million trees have been awarded to more than 900 nonprofit charitable partners and government agencies in the United States. This year’s grant plantings will begin this month and continue through May 2022.
âThis year, we have identified some amazing organizations to partner with for our annual tree grant program. We are delighted that the planting season is starting and we look forward to working with our grant recipients in Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas, âsaid John J. Christmann IV, CEO and President of Apache. âOur Tree Grant Program helps us help improve community and public green spaces, conserve natural habitats, and beautify neighborhoods in the areas where we live and work. “
This year’s grants cover many initiatives, including reforestation, like the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Bayou Teche National Refuge in Louisiana, partnering with groups like Tree New Mexico to create green spaces for underserved communities. , supporting conservation projects such as the Big Bend Conservation Alliance in West Texas and the preservation of wildlife habitat in South Texas through the Friends of the Wildlife Corridor.
“With grants from Apache Corporation, the Harris County Precinct 4 Legacy Trees Project has extended tree planting projects beyond our park system and into communities as part of the Foster A Legacy Tree program.” , said Laura Medick, a Texas resident and Harris County arborist. âI am delighted to see not only the growth of trees, but also the growth of community involvement in tree planting and maintenance. When we create our own pocket of greatness, together we can leave a legacy for the future. “
Exploration Green Conservancy, a community green space and stormwater retention facility in Houston, Texas, is working to convert an abandoned golf course into a green space for nature and area residents. “Apache’s donation of 100 native trees will allow us to create a wooded area from what is now an open field, increasing biodiversity and providing habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife,” said David Sharp, Vice President of Exploration Green Conservancy. .
âThe trees are truly miraculous! They inhale our carbon emissions from the air and produce oxygen so that we can breathe, while sequestering the carbon in their roots and soil, âsaid Marianna Wright, executive director of the National Butterfly Center, a health center. 100 acre wildlife. and the Native Species Botanical Garden in Mission, Texas. âThey also filter water and hold the earth in place to prevent erosion. As Hidalgo County continues to grow, trees will become more and more important to our quality of life. So we are grateful to us. Apache Corporation for their successful program which supports good land stewardship and sustainable habitat for birds, bees and butterflies. â
âWe feel so lucky to be a part of the Apache Corporation Tree Grant program again this year,â said Doreen Womack, Executive Director of Keep Midland Beautiful. âIt’s funny to see a person’s face when they receive their free tree. They are so proud because they have just been trained on how to plant a tree correctly and are looking forward to a beautiful tree, which they have planted, in their garden. The Apache Corporation Tree Grant program enables the Keep Midland Beautiful TreeKeepers group to conduct hands-on planting demonstrations with the âright tree in the right placeâ and irrigation education. Thanks Apache!
2021 grant beneficiaries:
Bayou Vermilion Preservation AssociationHope ExtremeIberia Soil & Water Conservation DistrictLafayette Central Park, Inc. (Moncus Park) Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (Pontchartrain Conservancy) Living SchoolNOLA Tree ProjectSt. Mary Soil and Water Conservation DistrictTerrebonne Parish Consolidated GovernmentThe Nature Conservancy of LouisianaArbresAcadianaTrust for Public Land (USFWS Bayou Teche National Refuge) University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Sawmill Community Land TrustTree New MexicoVillage of Tijeras
Alief Super Neighborhood Council 25Alum Creek Wildlife Management AssociationAmarillo Parks & RecreationAndrews County ParksBig Bend Conservation AllianceBlackland Prairie Raptor CenterBotanical Research Institute of Texas / Fort Worth Botanic GardenBrazoria County Parks DepartmentBryan Noon Lions ClubBuffalo Bayou PartnershipCity of AlpineCity of Baytown Parks and RecreationCity of Houston (Houston) Parks and Recreation Department) City of MortonCity of Pasadena Parks and RecreationCity of ToyahClint Small Middle School (Austin ISD) Come Into the OutsideEl Salvador FoundationExploration Green ConservancyFriends of the Wildlife CorridorGalveston Bay FoundationGovernment Canyon State Natural AreaHarris County Precinct 3Harris County Precinct 4Heart of the Hills Fisheries Science CenterHermann Park ConservancyHouston Wilderness, Inc.Just Do It Now, Inc.Keep Brazos Beautiful, Inc.Keep Katy BeautifulKeep Levelland Beautiful / Levelland Chamber of CommerceKeep Midland BeautifulKeep Odessa Beautif ulKeep San Angelo BeautifulKeep Sugar Land BeautifulKerr Wildlife Management AreaMartin DiesNative Plant Society of Texas State Park, Kerrville Chapter (NPSOT) North American Butterfly Association (National Butterfly Center) Sam Houston State UniversitySan Angelo State ParkSpur ISDSt. Ambrose SchoolTexas A&M Forest ServiceTexas A&M University at GalvestonTexas Freshwater Fisheries CenterTexas Master Naturalist Coastal Prairie Chapter IncTexas Master Naturalists Hill Country DepartmentTexas Parks and Wildlife DepartmentTreeFolks, Inc.Village Creek State ParkVillage of Surfside BeachWebb CountyWhiteface CISDWildlife Conservation and Education Society of South Texas
For more information on the Apache Tree Grants Program, please visit www.apachelovestrees.com.
Apache Corporation, a direct wholly owned subsidiary of APA Corporation (Nasdaq: APA), is an oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom. Apache owns a controlling interest in Altus Midstream Company, which, through its consolidated subsidiaries, operates collection, processing and transmission assets in West Texas and owns an interest in four Permian to Coast pipelines. of the gulf. Apache’s parent company, APA Corporation, posts announcements, operational updates, investor information and press releases on its website, www.apacorp.com.
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