Monday, April 11, 2011

Dane Co announces award of PARC grants

Dane County Partners for Recreation and Conservation (PARC) 

Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk and Board Chair Scott McDonell announced today the county will partner with local communities and non-profit organizations on a projects to improve tourism, outdoor recreation, and conservation.
Creating a regional soccer facility in Verona, restoring Lake Marion and Black Earth Creek in Mazomanie, and developing a new bike trail between Oregon and the Badger State Trail are among the first projects being recommended to receive county assistance under the PARC grant program.

Over $1.9 million dollars of grant funding was requested by sixteen grant applications that were submitted.  Approximately $1 million is now recommended for funding.  In every instance, the local government or conservation organization will at least match the County grant.  In many cases, such as the MAYSA/Reddan Soccer Complex and the Lake Marion/Black Earth Creek restoration, the local partners are raising much more than the County contribution.  The County has received numerous additional requests from organizations and units of government that have indicated a desire to submit applications for future consideration.

Under the Dane County Partners for Recreation and Conservation (PARC) program created by County Executive Falk in the 2011 county budget, $1-million in county grant funding was available to support the efforts of communities and non-profits to enhance recreation and conservation.  The grants listed on the next page have been approved by the Parks Commission and now move on to the County Board.

From a press release.  More here.

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