Parisi Announces Grant to Partner for Conservation Projects
December 16, 2014
Melanie Conklin, Communications Director, 608-267-8823 or 608-635-5796
Apply by Feb. 2015 to improve Dane County lands & waters
MADISON: Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and the Dane County Environmental Council announced that the county is accepting applications for two grant programs designed to support projects that improve, protect and enhance Dane County's land and water resources. The county will make awards of up to $2,500 to assist with the purchase or rental of equipment or services that will benefit Dane County conservation projects. In addition, the Community Partners Grant Program will provide up to $1,000 for small projects that promote environmental education, conservation and restoration.
"Our community is fortunate to have many dedicated conservation organizations working to improve our environment," said Parisi. "Through these grants, we become an active partner in their work to enhance and protect the natural resources and special places that Dane County residents enjoy."
The programs, administered by the Dane County Environmental Council, are competitive. Application forms are due on Friday, February 27, 2015.
The Dane County Environmental Council is appointed by Parisi and approved by the County Board. The Council's mission is to assist groups in recognizing and protecting natural areas in Dane County and to assume an educational role in the awareness, conservation and protection of the environment.
"The Environmental Council plays an important role in protecting Dane County's land and water resources by partnering with community groups. I encourage local organizations to join the Council in enhancing the natural areas that make Dane County unique."
Grant applications and guidelines can be downloaded from the Dane County Environmental Council website at:<http://www.countyofdane.com/commissions/environmentalcouncil>.
For more information, contact Mindy Habecker at Habecker@countyofdane.comor (608) 224-3718.
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