Dane County Photos by Paul McMahon Dane County Photos by Paul McMahon Dane County Photos by Paul McMahon

Past Small Grant Award Recipients

Grants awarded in 2006 include:

  • The Council supported the James Madison Memorial High School biodiversity project on school grounds for putting in prairie and bluebird houses as part of an ongoing conservation biology class project.
  • The Council funded the Friends of Monona Bay to purchase equipment for monthly shoreline maintenance teams for removing refuse and noxious plants from the shoreline and waters of Monona Bay.
  • The Council supported the Dane County Chapter of the Ice Age Park and Trail Foundation project to restore degraded oak savanna on the Valley View tract in the Town of Middleton on a heavily used part of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. They will be working with chapter volunteers and Madison West High School students for this project to remove invasive shrubs and collect and plant native prairie seeds.
  • The Council also supported the Sherman Middle School Cherokee Marsh field science service-learning project to test water and soil quality. The grant will fund testing equipment and transportation to the field site.

Grants awarded in 2004 include:

  • The Council supported the Girl Scouts of Black Hawk Council to help develop a new interpretive trail at Camp Brandenburg in Middleton.
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  • The Council helped the Prairie Enthusiasts purchase equipment to help prepare ground for planting prairie around remaining remnant prairies.
  • The Council assisted the Greater Madison Healthy Lawn Team in purchasing ergonomic weeding tools to lend to neighborhoods to assist people with non-chemical weed control practices.