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  • Hearing/Meeting

    Government Committee of the Nonmotorized Recreation and Transportation Trails Council Meeting

    This will be the third meeting of the Government Committee of the Nonmotorized Recreation and Transportation Trails Council (NRTTC).

  • News

    Celebrate Citizen Science Month By Volunteering To Monitor Wisconsin’s Amazing Natural Resources

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is celebrating Citizen Science Month, honoring the volunteers in scientific research and monitoring.

  • News

    WCC Applauds Funding Proposed In Governor’s Budget To Support Conservation 

    The Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) applauds the funding proposed in the Governor’s budget to support conservation efforts in this state. The Governor’s budget provides $70 million annually for the renewal of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund.

  • News

    City Of Waterloo Seeks Grant For Land Acquisition

    The City of Waterloo has applied for a 50% matching grant from the Urban Green Space Program of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program to assist with the purchase of a 0.11-acre parcel of land in the City of Waterloo in Jefferson County. The City will provide a match to the grant award using City funds. 

  • News

    Village Of Sister Bay Seeks Grant For Land Acquisition

    The Village of Sister Bay has applied for a 50% matching Urban Green Space grant from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program to assist with the purchase of approximately 16.8 acres on the bay of Green Bay in the Village of Sister Bay. 

  • News

    City Of Hurley Seeks Grant For Land Acquisition

    The City of Hurley has applied for a 50% matching grant from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program to assist with the purchase of approximately 30 acres of an abandoned railroad corridor. Most of the property will be developed into an approximately three-mile-long walking and biking trail between the cities of Hurley and Montreal. About .5 miles of the trail is currently motorized and will remain so in the future.

  • News

    Village Of Egg Harbor Seeks Grant For Land Acquisition

    The Village of Egg Harbor has applied for a 50% matching Urban Green Space grant from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program to assist with the purchase of approximately 1.2 acres on the bay of Green Bay in the Village of Egg Harbor. 

  • News

    Citizen Scientists Honored For Monitoring Wisconsin’s Natural Resources

    An Eau Claire man who has photographed and reported an astonishing 14,000 dragonflies and damselflies, the longtime bat monitoring coordinator for a Manitowish Waters nature center and others are among recipients of the 2020 Wisconsin Citizen-based Monitoring Awards.

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    About the Stewardship Program

    In 1989, Governor Tommy Thompson and the Wisconsin Legislature created the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program (or Stewardship Fund) to preserve valuable natural areas and wildlife habitat, protect water quality and fisheries and expand opportunities…

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    Terms and conditions

    Before applying for a Stewardship grant, it is important to know what obligations come attached to Stewardship dollars. The requirements tied to Stewardship grants are spelled out in grant agreements or grant contracts and the administrative rules…

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