Parks & Trails Council continued its popular Friends Group grant program in 2022 by issuing grants ranging from $350-$3,450 to eight friends groups. As a stewardship partner to specific parks and trails, Friends Groups can play a significant role in supporting habitat restoration efforts, trail restoration, and nature play amenities for kids. Special thanks to the DNR for their assistance in reviewing and providing feedback on some of the applications. All projects have been coordinated in partnership with the land management agency and spearheaded by Friends Group volunteers. Friends Groups also committed to contributing financial matches to their projects, complementing the financial investment put forth by P&TC.
We have been thrilled to partner with the following groups and appreciate the hard work that has gone into their restoration projects.