Grants Available -

Norma & Stanley DeBoer Quiet Trails Fund

The Wisconsin Conservation Endowment’s Norma & Stanley DeBoer Quiet Trails Fund (Download Link) is available for 2015. The fund provides grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 to promote the knowledge, enjoyment and stewardship of Wisconsin’s natural resources.
The primary purpose of this fund is the creation and maintenance of walking trails open to the public on public lands, including, but not limited to the following activities: identification or trail locations; surveying; purchase of materials; construction; clean-up activities; repairs of trail surfaces, railings, or existing signage; and fees for necessary professional services. The secondary purpose is the enhancement and promotion of walking trails accessible to the public on public lands, including, but not limited to: habitat improvement adjacent to the trail; development, creation and installation of directional or explanatory signage and trail guide booklets; and modest costs of events designed to increase awareness and/or use of walking trails.
The fund cannot be used for activities associated with any trail open to motorized vehicles (except for authorized maintenance or construction vehicles or motorized equipment for the disabled). This includes, but is not limited to: trails for snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, and motorcycles.
To apply, send your completed application to caitlin.williamson@wisconsin.gov by February 15, 2015.

David & Joyce Weizenicker Endowment Fund for State Parks.


The fund provides grants ranging from $500 to $1,500 for projects by park property friends groups. (Download Link)
Qualified projects will support the primary purpose of facilitating accessibility for senior citizens, especially trail development, maintenance and restoration, and the development and maintenance of rest-stops including benches, overlooks, and interpretive signage. Qualified applicants are required to match gift with cash or in-kind support on a 1:1 basis.
To apply, send your completed application to caitlin.williamson@wisconsin.gov by February 15, 2015.