important deadline from the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin

important deadline from the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin regarding quiet trail development in Wisconsin: The  application and eligibility guidelines for the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin’s 2016 call for proposals for the Norma & Stanley DeBoer Quiet Trails Fund.  The fund provides grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 to manage walking trails open to the public on public land.
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, and 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. Eligible organizations include the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, or 501(c)(3) organizations. The fund cannot be used for activities associated with any trail open to motorized vehicles (except 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 grants@wisconservation.org by February 1, 2016. Please share with others who may be interested, and let me know if you have any questions.
Best,
Cait
Caitlin E. Williamson
Program & Development Coordinator
Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin