County accepts environmental grant applicationsThe Douglas County Land Conservation Committee is set to release small grants from its program the Environmental Reserve Fund.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
The Douglas County Land Conservation Committee is set to release small grants from its program the Environmental Reserve Fund.
The fund was created from money designated for conservation from the American Transmission Company’s Arrowhead-Weston Powerline project. Interest generated from the fund is used to finance a small grant program. The program aims to assist local entities and citizen groups working on environmental issues in Douglas County. Interested applicants must go through a competitive approval process that favors environmental projects with public benefits that protect or enhance the natural resources of Douglas County including education and encouraging alternative energy sources. Applicants must work with other funding partners and be willing to share an organizational financial report, if available, with the Douglas County Land Conservation Committee. Allocations will be made this spring through a process that begins with the Douglas County Land Conservation Committee and ends with final approval from the Douglas County Board. The deadline to apply is May 13. For applications or more information, contact Christine or Cameron at the Douglas County Land & Water Conservation Department at 715-395-1380 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.