|Last February, the City of Madison was one of seven cities awarded a grant to develop a plan to connect children to nature. A community-engaged planning process then ensued, identifying ideas and priorities for the plan.
As a result, Madison and six other cities (Austin, Providence, San Francisco, St. Paul, Louisville, and Grand Rapids) will each receive a $50,000 grant to implement year-one activities. Next steps include hiring a coordinator for implementation, setting up our process for our initial focus on boosting access to nature, and working with partners to move toward building on existing efforts. Stay tuned for more details!