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Dane County Executive Joe Parisi Announces Grant Programs for Conservation Projects

January 06, 2020
Ariana Vruwink, (608) 267-8823
County Executive

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.

As part of the Land and Water Legacy Initiative, the Capital Equipment Grant Program 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.

“In Dane County, we have many conservation organizations that are committed to protecting and improving our environment,” said County Executive Parisi. "We are able to support local organizations through these grants as they work to conserve and restore Dane County’s outdoor spaces.”

The programs, administered by the Dane County Environmental Council, are competitive. Application forms are due on Friday, February 28, 2020 by 5pm CT.

The Dane County Environmental Council is appointed by County Executive 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.

“By joining the Environmental Council, community groups can play an important role in enhancing the natural areas that make Dane County special,” Parisi added.

Grant applications and guidelines can be downloaded from the Dane County Environmental Council website at:

For more information, contact Mindy Habecker at: or call at 608-224-3718.

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