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Dayton Power and Light Awards Two $50,000 Environmental Grants to Beautify Area Cities

DAYTON, Ohio, Apr 29, 2016 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation AES, +0.36% awarded two $50,000 grants to the communities of Centerville and Sidney as part of the Right Tree Right Place program to beautify city parks and public spaces for residents.

The Tree City USA communities of Centerville and Sidney each will receive a $50,000 grant to plant utility-friendly trees and enhance the landscape for their residents to enjoy for many years. Both communities applied for the environmental grants through DP&L’s Right Tree, Right Place program, an effort to educate customers to plant trees a safe distance from power lines. DP&L is committed to protecting the environment for our residents, so we have partnered with local businesses and organizations to encourage smart and safe tree planting in the Miami Valley.

“Centerville is thrilled that DP&L selected us to be an Environmental Grant recipient,” said Centerville City Manager Greg Horn. “We are receiving our 30 [th] consecutive Tree City USA award this year and strive to maintain a healthy urban forest. Following DP&L’s ‘Right Tree, Right Place’ guidelines, the grant funding will be used to remove 27 trees located under power lines and replace those with 27 utility-friendly trees plus plant approximately 80 more trees along various city thoroughfares.”

“On behalf of the citizens of Sidney and the thousands who visit our community every year, I am truly grateful to DP&L for this generous grant,” said Sidney Mayor Mike Barhorst. “Primarily as a result of the Emerald Ash Borer, we have had...