Announcing Sweet Water's 2018 Mini-Grant Recipients

 One of the 2017 mini-grant project sites. Sweet Water will be continuing the mini-grant program for the 2018 season with new projects. 

One of the 2017 mini-grant project sites. Sweet Water will be continuing the mini-grant program for the 2018 season with new projects. 

Written by Joan Herriges

Thank you to all who applied for a Sweet Water mini-grant this past fall.  The Water Quality Mini-Grant Program funds local, grassroots efforts that employ practices and have activities that will improve regional water quality, enhance conservation, restore natural habitat, or educate people about water quality issues.  There were 32 proposals submitted and we are proud to announce our 14 awardees listed below.

Sweet Water is seeking to grow the Mini-Grant Program and looking for additional funders.  If you or your business is interested in sponsoring a mini-grant project, please call Joan Herriges at 414-382-1766 or email at herriges@swwtwater.org .

Sweet Water 2018 Water Quality Mini-Grant Program Winners - by Organization, Name of Project, & Watershed

·      Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary & Arboretum - WATERshed Program; Root

·      Highland Community School Outdoor Classroom Watershed Model; Menomonee

·      Humboldt Park Friends - Pilot Shoreline Restoration of the Humboldt Park Lagoon; KK

·      Mequon Nature Preserve - Rainwater Harvesting System; Menomonee

·      Midwest Pesticide Action Center - Midwest Grows Green Lawn & Land Forum; All Southeastern WI Watersheds

·      Milwaukee Area Science Advocates - Urban Garden Project at the Milwaukee Women's Center; Milwaukee

·      Milwaukee Audubon Society, Inc. - Tendick Nature County Park Wetland Restoration; Milwaukee

·      Northwest Side Community Development Corp. - Rain Garden & Tree Planting at Samuel Clemens School; Milwaukee

·      Ozaukee Washington Land Trust - Treasures of Oz 2018 Eco-Tour--Ozaukee's Other Coast; Milwaukee

·      Partners of Greenfield Parks & Recreation - Garbage to Green: Improving Konkel Park's Wetlands; Menomonee

·      Schlitz Audubon Nature Center - Garden Play Space Sluiceway & Rain Garden Project; Lake MI Near Shore Drainage

·      Spririt of Peace Lutheran Church - Disconnection of Roof Downspouts, Runoff Capture & Irrigation; Menomonee

·      The Table - Alice's Garden Rain Water Harvesting Project; Milwaukee

·      Watershed Team of Common Ground - Water Drop Alert Outreach; All Southeastern WI Watersheds

We Thank Our 2018 Mini-Grant Program Funders for Their Support.