Illinois Prairie Wild Ones invites applications for small grants

In support of the Mission and Vision of Wild Ones, the Illinois Prairie Chapter is awarding small grants to fund the purchase of native Central Illinois plants and seeds.

Eligible Applicants

Schools, colleges, nature centers, houses of worship, public and private not-for-profit organizations which are located within the following Illinois counties: LaSalle, Grundy, Putnam, Stark, Marshall, Livingston, Woodford, Peoria, Tazewell, McLean, Ford, Mason, Champaign, Menard, Logan, DeWitt, Piatt, Macon, Moultrie, and Sangamon.

Eligible Projects

Projects must involve the preservation, restoration or establishment of native plantings. Projects may include, but are not limited to the following: Butterfly Gardens, Monarch Way Stations, Prairie, Woodland, or Wetland Plantings, etc. The portion of the project for which funds are requested must use native plants rather than cultivars of native plants and these native plants must be appropriate to the local ecosystem in which the project is located. If you are not sure what plants are native to your local ecosystem, please visit this website: http://illinoiswildflowers.info.

Projects must serve to educate the public about the benefits and beauty of native plants. Therefore, the proposed project’s site must be accessible to the public. If the project is to be located on property that you do not own, you must obtain permission from the landowner to use the property for your purpose.

More information and application can be found at http://illinoisprairie.wildones.org/grants/.

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