Local, Private and Other Grants


Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust

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Mini-Grants awarded for:

  • 2018: Tree planting in the Ulao Creek Habitat Restoration Area
  • 2014: Fish passage restoration on Mud Lake Outlet and Ehlers Creek
  • 2014: Fish passage restoration work on tributaries  to Mole Creek
  • 2012: Milwaukee River watershed fish passage education and outreach

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  • 2020: Habitat and public access improvements in Mee-Kwon, Little Menomonee River Fish and Wildlife Area and Virmond County Parks
  • 2019: Habitat enhancements at Virmond County Park, Covered Bridge Park, and Lion’s Den Gorge Nature Preserve
  • 2018: Fish passage restoration on Buser Creek and Mole Creek
  • 2017: Improving Lake Michigan access and wetland enhancements at Virmond County Park
  • 2016: Fish passage restoration on Kaul Creek
  • 2015: Improvements to local ecology and recreational opportunities at Virmond County Park
  • 2015: Improvements to local ecology in Virmond County Park and Mee-Kwon County Park
  • 2014: Improvements to local ecology at Ozaukee County Parks
  • 2014: Purchasing benches for Virmond County Park
  • 2013: Improvements to local ecology through invasive species management at Ozaukee County Parks


The Brookby Foundation

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National Audubon Society

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  • The Milwaukee Audubon Society / Audubon in Action
    • 2018: Habitat restoration and ecological education activities at Virmond County Park and the Ulao Creek Habitat Restoration Area
  • The Milwaukee Audubon Society / Collaborative Grant Program
    • 2018: Habitat enhancement activities at Virmond County Park
    • 2012 & 2013: Supported education materials on native vs. imperiled species
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Go Outside Fund

  • 2020: Experiential learning opportunities at Virmond County Park

C.D. Besany Conservation Fund

  • 2018: Bird and pollinator habitat enhancements at Virmond County Park

Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin

Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin

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Southeast Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium

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  • 2020: Invasive species management in public right of ways
  • 2019: Invasive species management at Lion’s Den Gorge Nature Preserve
  • 2017: Invasive species management at the Mee-Kwon County Park project area
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  • 2020: Bird habitat enhancements at Virmond County Park and Tendick Nature County Park

Bird City Wisconsin

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 Bay Lake Regional Planning Commission

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources



Great Lakes Basin Tree Planting Program

  • 2018: Tree planting in the Ozaukee Parks System
  • 2018: Improve local ecology and mitigate the impacts of Emerald Ash Borer within the Ozaukee County Parks System
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Ozaukee County Land and Water Management Department

 - Soil and Water Conservation Grants


  • 2014: Fish passage restoration on Sandhill Creek
  • 2012: Wetland creation adjacent to Sandhill Creek
  • 2011: Fish passage and livestock exclusion on Riverside Drive Creek

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Fund For Lake Michigan (FFLM)

A 2012 FFLM grant funded the inventory of fish passage impediments and northern pike spawning habitat on eight Milwaukee River tributary streams directly connected to the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern and remediation of multiple fish passage impediments. In addition, this grant funded larval fish trapping to document improvements in natural reproduction following fish passage restoration activities.

A 2013 FFLM grant also funded the second phase of a large scale habitat restoration project on Ulao Creek in the Village of Grafton. This project involved stream remeandering, wetland and habitat creation and enhancement, invasive vegetation controls, and native tree plantings to improve the ecologic productivity of the Ulao Creek Watershed.  

A 2014 FFLM grant funded two large scale, structural impediment removal/remediation projects on Mineral Springs Creek in the City of Port Washington. This included the removal of a large failing dam and stream restoration activities, and the replacement of a culvert at the Park Street and Mineral Springs Creek road and stream crossing.

A 2016 FFLM grant funded a large scale project that included channel remeandering, floodplain reconnection, wetland creation and enhancement, invasive plant removal, native plant restoration, and installation of fish and wildlife habitat structures on Kaul Creek. 

A 2017 FFLM grant funded the development of engineering and design plans and future construction and restoration activities at up to three parcels on the Little Menomonee River and Little Menomonee Creek to holistically improve aquatic connectivity in the watershed and enhance the channel, riparian corridor, and floodplain system within the project area.

In 2018, FFLM grants funded fish passage restoration on Buser Creek and Mole Creek, enhancements to the Milwaukee River Mequon Thiensville Dam Fishway for Lake Sturgeon and other larger-bodied fish, and completion of a lake sturgeon habitat assessment in Ozaukee County on the Milwaukee River and Cedar Creek

In 2019, FFLM grants funded fish passage restoration on Tendick Creek and restoration work for the Little Menomonee River corridor ecosystem project.


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National Audubon Society (NAS) and Milwaukee Audubon Society (MAS)
The Program works closely with the Milwaukee Audubon Society on several collaborative projects. MAS was recently awarded a NAS Collaborative grant to partner with the Program to:
  • Develop multi-lingual educational pamphlets and signage indicating the difference between invasive common carp and native suckers/redhorse.
  • Encourage invasive species control while minimizing unnecessary removal of native fish species. 
Know Your Fish Brochure

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Wisconsin Energies Foundation / WEC Energy Group /  WE Energies Charitable Giving

  • 2020: Ecological improvements in the Ozaukee County Park System through invasive species management
  • 2019: Prairie restoration at Virmond County Park
  • 2018: Wetland project at Tendick Nature County Park
  • 2016: Habitat enhancements on Mole Creek Phase II
  • 2014: Stream habitat and impediment inventory on Lake Michigan tributaries
  • 2013: Fish passage restoration on Ehlers Creek

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Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT)
A 2013 GLFT grant funded two large scale, structural impediment removal/remediation projects on Mineral Springs Creek in the City of Port Washington. This included the removal of a large failing dam and stream restoration activities, and the replacement of a culvert at the Park Street and Mineral Springs Creek road and stream crossing. 

In addition, a 2014 GLFT grant funded the third phase of a large scale habitat restoration project on Ulao Creek in the Town of Grafton. This project involved stream remeandering, wetland and habitat creation and enhancement, invasive vegetation controls, and native tree plantings to improve the ecologic productivity of the Ulao Creek Watershed. 

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American Transmission Company (ATC)

Community Tree Planting Program Grants:
  • 2014: Tree planting activities at the Mole Creek Habitat Restoration Project site
  • 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020: Tree planting activities at Tendick Nature County Park

Pollinator Program

  • 2020: Prairie restoration activities at Tendick Nature County Park