Affinity Grant Awards - 2013

Affinity Grant Awards made to local Friends groups for 2013 are announced!  Friends of Wisconsin State Parks is a non-profit organization that is made up  80+ local Friends groups, and a general membership from all across Wisconsin. These groups and individuals work together to preserve, protect, and enhance the state parks, trails, recreation areas and forests around Wisconsin by providing on-the-ground work, monetary support, and advocacy for these valuable areas.
The Friends of Wisconsin State Park Board has two main goals:

  • support the local Friends groups 
  • and strengthen and maintain its relationship with the DNR. 
Each year, local Friends groups can apply for money for development projects through the Stewardship Grant Program and nature programs funded by the Affinity Card Grant Program.
The Friends of Wisconsin State Parks funded all of the applications that were submitted and decided to exceed what was budgeted to make sure that these projects around the state could go forward and to serve thousands of park, trail and nature center visitors over the summer and fall season. This is a high priority for the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks.
These applicants have submitted proposals for Naturalist activities, programs, education or materials that they need to support these activities in Wisconsin state park, forests, trails and nature centers around the state.
Here is the list of Friends Groups who have gotten Affinity Grant Awards for 2013 as voted on by the FWSP Board of Directors on April 27, 2013:
Lake Wissota State ParkKettle Moraine Natural History Assn.
The Bird SantuaryLakeshore State Park
Newport Wilderness SocietyHarrington Beach State Park
Kohler Andrae State ParkNew Glarus Woods State Park
Perrot State ParkLapham Peak State Forest
Big Foot Beach State ParkHartman Creek State Park
Council Grounds State ParkGov. Dodge State Park
Horicon Marsh International Education CenterPike Lake State Forest
Navarino Nature CenterPotawatomi State Park
Rib Mountain State ParkWyalusing State Park
Buckhorn State ParkRoche-A-Cri State Park