CMP Partners With Local Schools To Plant Trees In Honor Of Maine Arbor Week

Augusta—May 19, 2022 — Central Maine Power (CMP) has partnered with Maine schools across the company’s service area to donate tree seedlings and coloring books in honor of Maine Arbor Week. CMP arborists will be delivering 750 seedings purchased from O’Donal’s Nursery in Gorham to students in grades K-12 throughout the week. Additionally, CMP arborists will be distributing over 550 electrical safety coloring books, 200 CMP “Trees are Good” coloring books and 20 Forest Trees of Maine Books, which were purchased directly through the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.
“Maine is known for its picturesque landscape and as a Mainer myself, I take deep pride in maintaining our state’s natural beauty,” said Joe Purington, president and CEO of CMP. “I hope this partnership with local schools instills that same sense of pride in future generations of Mainers.”
“I’ve had a passion for the environment from a young age,” said Katie Manende, CMP’s Manager of Vegetation Management and Maine Licensed Forester and Arborist. “This is an exciting partnership and a great way to get kids involved in maintaining the natural beauty of Maine! It is an honor to carry on CMP’s long-standing tradition of tree and environmental education in schools throughout the service territory.”
Want to join in on the Arbor Week celebration? Learn more about how to plant a tree and other tips and tricks from CMP here.

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About CMP: Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc., is Maine’s largest electricity transmission and distribution utility. Established in 1899 and based in Augusta, Maine, CMP serves approximately 646,000 customers across 346 communities in central and southern Maine. It operates approximately 23,500 miles of distribution lines and 2,900 miles of transmission lines. Over the last decade, the company has invested approximately $3.5 billion in Maine system infrastructure.

About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $40 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns and operates eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by JUST Capital in 2021 and 2022 as one of the JUST 100 companies – a ranking of America’s best corporate citizens. In 2022, AVANGRID ranked second within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2022 for the fourth consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit

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