Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Illinois Native Plant Society grant program is now accepting proposals for funding.

Chris Young/The State Journal-Register
Posted Jan 14, 2011 @ 03:26 PM

Grants of up to $1,000 are available for projects making use of native plants.

The Central Chapter of the Illinois Native Plant Society if offering grants to support one-time projects.
Demonstration prairies, teacher and student workshops, rain gardens and butterfly gardens are among the types of projects previously funded. Habitat restoration projects, including the removal of invasive species and planting native trees, also qualify. Applications are welcome from central Illinois schools and organizations. Student and scout projects also are eligible. Applications are accepted throughout the year, although proposals should be in by March 1 for projects to be planted this spring. Grant funds come from the chapter’s annual plant sale scheduled for April 30 at the Washington Park Botanical Garden. Over the life of the grant program, more than $20,000 has been awarded to support local projects.

For more information or to request an application form, contact Edie Sternberg at EdieSternberg@aol.com or call 632-3685.


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