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Arizona Cardinals touchdowns to score new trees this season

(Photo Courtesy of Salt River Project)

An Arizona Cardinals touchdown will be worth much more than just six points this season.

Thanks to Salt River Project’s Trees for Touchdowns campaign, SRP will plant 100 Ponderosa Pine trees for each touchdown scored by the Cardinals this year. Arizona scored a franchise record 59 touchdowns last season, which resulted in the planting of 5,900 new trees.

“Hundreds of thousands of Ponderosa Pine seedlings have been planted through this program, and we thank the Cardinals for their partnership to help us plant thousands more,” Director of Customer Programs and Operations Support Lori Singleton said in a press release. “Their efforts and our customer contributions will help restore and protect the watershed that provides water for Valley residents.”

More than 1.3 million acres of forests have been destroyed nationwide as a result of wildfires since 2010, according to Salt River Project. To combat this, SRP has planted close to one million trees through a larger program known as Trees for Change, which is funded by customers adding an extra three dollars to their monthly bill.

Those who sign up for the Tree for Change program from now until the end of the year will be entered for a chance to win autographed Cardinals gear. SRP will also match each donation up to $200,000 annually, with 100 percent of the funds helping to sustain healthy forests and protect the Valley’s watershed.

For more information on the destruction of forests, or how you can help, visit the Forest Home tab on the SRP website here.

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