Hello Friends group members-
The Friends of Wisconsin State Parks are pleased to offer the TREES and FLOWERS grant funding again this year. These grant funds are designated for planting flowers, trees and shrubs at state park, forest, trail and recreation area properties during spring 2017. This money will be available to Friends groups to purchase plants/trees to enhance the park office entrance, the main property sign area or an area that is a high visibility area at the property. There will be grants of $100 awarded to Friends groups – and they are encouraged to provide a match if possible, however they are not required to do so. This has been a very popular project with Friends groups over the last several years.
FWSP would like each interested Friends group to send a grant request with a short description of how they will use these funds, along with their contact information by email to FWSP by Friday – April 14, 2017. Please send requests to Patricia.Loosen@wisconsin.gov FWSP will review the Friends group grant requests at their spring board meeting on April 22, 2017 and grants will be awarded shortly after for spring 2017 planting. Friends groups who receive grant funding are asked to agree to get all plantings done by June 15, 2017 and to send 1-2 photos of the plantings by the end of the summer, along with a short summary of their project to FWSP.
Please reach out to your property manager and coordinate with them on this opportunity.
Please send any questions and your request for the 2017 Trees & Flowers grant by April 14, 2017 to: Patricia.Loosen@wisconsin.gov
Friends of Wisconsin State Parks