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David Horst

Earth Day a natural time to review grantmaking

Posted on Apr 22, 2019, by

The late Former Wisconsin governor and U.S. senator, Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day. By David Horst environmental grant manager It’s Earth Day today, and it might surprise you to learn this celebration of nature and stewardship of the Earth is well into middle age. This is the 49th Earth Day. As Wisconsinites, we can […]

Festival shows year’s best paddling films

Posted on Mar 18, 2019, by

Whether it’s plunging over a waterfall in a river kayak or following Alaska’s Inland Passage to recreate the past, a festival of 2019’s best paddling films is being presented Friday, March 22, at Lawrence University’s Warch Center Cinema in Appleton. The films will communicate the adrenaline and beauty of kayaking or canoeing in the wild. […]

Grant helps move farming indoors

Posted on Feb 13, 2019, by

When the letter “A” is dropped into the acronym STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in most school districts, it stands for Arts. In the rural Weyauwega-Fremont School District, when they add the “A” they’re talking about Agriculture. All W-F students are required to take at least one agriculture class between 6th and 12th grade. Thanks […]

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 […]