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Our 2019 funding recipients

The Foundation was able to distribute a total of $17,284 in funding in 2019, our first year offering these grants.

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Anderson Park Friends

Rear-tine rototiller to assist volunteers with the pantry garden that will also assist with other volunteer activities related to demonstration plots, and restoration.



Friends of Cam-Rock Park

Equipment for volunteers doing invasive species removal.



Friends of Capital Springs Recreation Area

Tools, material, and educational markers and print materials for prairie restoration for prairie classroom.



Friends of Festge Park

Purchase of equipment to assist volunteers with the restoration of Festge Park.



Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy

$1,000 towards the Make a Memory educational programs for senior adults and $871 for the purchase of plants for the Prairie Plant Propagation Garden planted by volunteers and used for educational programs.



Friends of Schumacher Farm Park

Marcella’s Bedroom renovation in the farmhouse museum.



Friends of Silverwood Park

Interpretive signage fabrication for the agroforestry demonstration areas.



Friends of Stewart Park

Domain name, maps, brochures, and speaker to enhance outdoor learning and community involvement.



Prairie Moraine Friends

Creation of content for a restored and moved informational/educational kiosk. The restoration and move of the kiosk will be done by Parks staff with parks funding, and this grant will be used to create content informed by a volunteer kiosk manager who will refresh content a minimum of four times a year.



Southern Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Oak trees to be planted by volunteers on stream easements to create awareness of how providing shade trees protect coldwater resources.



Upper Sugar River Watershed Association

Creation of the Outdoor Learning Series -- 12 educational events -- in Southwest Dane County.

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