HSH Prince Albert has double-downed on his commitment to help Philadelphia face climate change challenges.
Before his expected visit to the Philadelphia Zoo, Prince Albert visited Williams Moore Reed Memorial Park to celebrate the work of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department and its work toward combating climate change in the hometown of his mother, Princess Grace.
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is teaming up with the city to announce a $130,000 grant for the Philly Tree Plan, the city’s first-ever urban strategic plan, CBS news reported.
The grant will further the work of the 10-year strategic plan to build an urban forest and tree canopy meant to combat climate change and address areas identified as high priority due to high heat, high asthma rates, lack of trees and more.
Philadelphia Zoo chief development officer Neil Batiancila touted the Prince’s foundation’s work in “saving the natural world.”
Batiancila said. “But the foundation itself has been a leader globally in saving the natural world and they’ve been supporting us for a couple of years, making sure the next generation of conservation leaders are inspired here at the Philadelphia Zoo.”
PHOTO: HSH Prince Albert visits Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department Screenshot CBS