November 10, 2022—Florence Copper and the Future Forward Foundation teamed up to give back to the local community during Florence Makes a Difference Day on October 22, 2022.
Florence Makes a Difference Day is organized by the Town of Florence to promote community improvement projects that enhance the lives of the citizens of Florence and surrounding communities. During Fall 2022’s Florence Makes a Difference Day, Florence Copper and the Future Forward Foundation collaborated on a project to beautify Hunt Highway using tall pot trees.
The Florence Copper Community Foundation, Florence Copper’s charitable foundation that supports projects benefiting Florence and Pinal County, recently provided a $1,500 grant to the Future Forward Foundation to help fund the cultivation of tall pot trees. On October 22, volunteers from Florence Copper planted some of these trees on Florence Copper land bordering Hunt Highway.
Tall pot trees are unique because, after a few months of dedicated care, they can grow without needing to be watered. Aside from their aesthetic appeal, the trees planted can provide an environment for birds, squirrels, pollinators, and other wildlife.
The Future Forward Foundation is a nonprofit that was founded in 2012 to promote projects benefiting Florence and beyond, with many of these projects focusing on community gardening and environmental preservation.
Located off Hunt Highway in Florence, Florence Copper is an innovative and proven in-situ copper recovery (ISCR) project that is bringing jobs and opportunity to the local community. Since 2014, the Florence Copper Community Foundation has awarded more than $77,000 in grants to local non-profits. Both organizations are thrilled to have the opportunity to give back to Florence through Florence Makes a Difference Day.