Dane County Environmental Council 2016 Awarded Grants

Community Partner Grant Program 2016

  • Anderson Park Friends, Inc. ($821.00) - Funds will be used to develop and print a park brochure.
  • Friends of Lake Wingra ($474.00) - Funds will be used to help design and print a Friends of Lake Wingra brochure.
  • Friends of Cam-Rock Park ($248.00) - Funds will be used to purchase trees and shrubs for Cam-Rock Park.
  • Madison Children’s Museum ($1,000.00) - Funds will be used for purchasing supplies and equipment needed to develop a traveling homing pigeon program for local events, camps, and summer school programs that serve low-income areas in Dane County.
  • Marquette Neighborhood Association ($500.00) - Funds will be used to purchase bat houses and needed supplies for Yahara Place Park and BB Clarke Beach.
  • Natural Step Monona ($700.00) - Funds will be used to provide needed materials to run 7 Eco-Action Tuesdays for people to be directly involved in environmental friendly activities.
  • Village of DeForest ($1,000) - Funds will be used for purchasing two benched for the Marvin & Marie Schweers Natural Area Trail.
  • University of Wisconsin Foundation of behalf of University Arboretum ($1000.00) - Funds will be used for purchasing equipment for the Madison West High School advanced placement environmental sciences classes for testing local water and air quality.

Total amount awarded for the 2016 Community Partners grants: $5,743.00

2016 Capital Equipment Grant Program

  • Aldo Leopold Nature Center ($2237.00) - Funds will assist in purchasing rakes, gravel taps, shovels, pole pruner, blowers, and a chain saw and safety chaps to assist projects to restore native habitat at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center’s two campus area.
  • Badger Prairie Community Garden ($329.00) - Funds will be used to purchase a chain saw, blades, helmets and chaps for controlling woody invasive species around the Badger Prairie Community Garden site.
  • Clean Lakes Alliance of Dane County ($2500.00) - Funds will be used to purchase water quality monitoring equipment for the Yahara River watershed for volunteer use.
  • Friends of Pope Farm Conservancy ($1920.00) - Funds will be used to purchase professional services to conduct controlled burns in three prairies.
  • Ice Age Trail Alliance ($1905.00) - Funds will be used to purchase professional services for forestry mowing and tree thinning and invasive removal for oak savanna restoration along the Ice Age Trail on Valley View Preserve.
  • Southern Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimited ($375.00) - Funds will be used to purchase backpack sprayers for controlling woody invasives along Dane County trout stream easements.
  • Swamplovers Foundation ($1515.00) - Funds will be used to purchase auger drives and bits to plant trees on the Swamplovers Nature preserve.
  • Wolf Run Association, Inc. ($563.00) - Funds will be used to purchase a trimmer/brusher, sprayer, tree pruner, and loppers for maintaining the Wolf Run Trail and Conservancy.

Total amount awarded for the 2016 Capital Equipment grants: $11, 344.00