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David Horst

Earth Day: Why sheltering in place shows need for nature

Posted on Apr 22, 2020, by

By David Horst, Environmental Grants Manager, Community Foundation I have to admit that when the full extent of human suffering COVID-19 would bring became apparent, the work I’ve been doing at the Community Foundation on promoting development of more multi-use trails seemed about to become insignificant, or maybe “nonessential” in the current vocabulary. The Community […]

Sheltering in Shawano without a home

Posted on Apr 9, 2020, by

Before the coronavirus pandemic, SAM 25, an emergency homeless shelter in Shawano County, purchased a “forever home,” a new location with double the space to meet their growing need. A capital campaign kicked off last year to fund the renovations, which were expected to be completed by November 2020. The Community Foundation for the Fox […]

Author says science and art express power of water

Posted on Mar 4, 2020, by

By Dave Horst, Donor Services and Environmental Grants Manager What is it about water? Author Wallace J. Nichols brought his message of the calming and healing power of enjoying or viewing bodies of water to Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance’s 2020 Watershed Celebration last week at Bubolz Nature Center. The conference draws engineers, municipal officials, regulators, researchers […]

Recreation trails in the Fox Valley enter “golden age”

Posted on Jan 9, 2020, by

Community Foundation President and CEO Curt Detjen is among the speakers for Fox Cities Greenway’s annual meeting on January 23. Detjen will talk about work the Community Foundation is doing in cooperation with Fox Cities Greenways and East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission for better coordination among area municipalities in expanding and promoting recreation trails […]

New group builds partnership to fight tough weeds

Posted on Dec 23, 2019, by

Watch out invasive weeds, there’s a new posse in town. About 30 people gathered at Mosquito Hill Nature Center in New London Dec. 12 for the organizational meeting to create a Fox Valley Cooperative Invasive Management Area (CISMA). The crowd included foresters, woodlot owners, nature center staff members, conservation advisors, DNR employees and gardeners. The […]