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David Horst

Grant helps protect island from invasives

Posted on Jan 17, 2019, by

When developers planned to build condominiums on a 25.6-acre slice of nature between Clintonville and Shawano where area residents enjoy hiking and snowshoeing, a group rose up to buy the property for the Town of Belle Plaine. It took three years (2003-06) to secure a state grant and private donations, but Gibson Island remained accessible to […]

Lyle’s Final Wish

Posted on Nov 27, 2018, by

“Since you’re reading this, my life is obviously over and I want to thank you for the joy you have brought to me here on earth.” With that greeting after his own passing, Lyle Reigel launched an exercise that taught dozens of friends and family about the hard work and satisfaction involved in giving. Lyle […]

Small grant gives big start to Safe Routes

Posted on Nov 19, 2018, by

If the geography represented by the people in attendance at a recent workshop was any indication, there is widespread interest among municipal officials in Safe Routes to Parks. Fox Cities Greenways presented the workshop at the Neenah headquarters of Miron Construction on Nov. 8, with the support of a $500 grant from the Environmental Stewardship […]