Dane County Awards Grants For Local Restoration

To restore natural areas and promote conservation throughout Dane County, County Executive Joe Parisi approved $16,790 in grant awards, according to a news release issued on Tuesday.

The Dane County Environmental Council Grants will be divided amongst 18 projects.

“These grants provide funds to local, dedicated conservation groups and communities who accomplish important restoration work throughout Dane County,” Parisi was quoted as saying in the release.

Examples of projects include wetland restoration, aquatic invasive species control at community parks and equipment purchases to manage invasive plants, officials said.

Most grant recipients also provide matching funds to complete their projects.