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MidAmerican Energy Announces Trees Please! Grant Awards

DES MOINES, Iowa – (Feb. 10, 2015) – A total of 68 Iowa cities and community organizations are receiving grants totaling $203,000 through MidAmerican Energy’s Trees Please! energy efficiency program.

“MidAmerican Energy is pleased to offer the Trees Please! program to promote energy efficiency and environmental beautification through the planting of trees,” said Tina Yoder, energy efficiency manager, MidAmerican Energy.

Trees improve energy efficiency by serving as natural windbreaks and providing shade to homes and businesses. Trees beautify parks, roadways and other common spaces within a community. Planting trees also improves air quality and helps protect and nourish the soil.

Cities and community organizations submit applications to MidAmerican Energy to be considered for Trees Please! grants of $1,000 or more. Grant recipients are selected based on the individual merits of the project, the benefit to the community, and the ability to obtain matching funds.

Communities were notified in January that they would receive a grant, and checks are being delivered to winning communities. For more information about Trees Please!, call 800-434-4017.

MidAmerican Energy Company provides electric service to 739,000 customers and natural gas service to 719,000 customers in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota. It is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. Information about MidAmerican Energy is available on the company’s website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via MidAmerican Energy Company's website.