The Madison Community Foundation announced in February a $75,000 grant intended to help local community organizations utilize wood from ash trees that were felled due to emerald ash borer for education and artistic projects. Ten local artists will receive individual grants to utilize the wood for sculptures. The grant is the tenth in a series of twelve community donations the Foundation has made. This urban wood utilization project will be in partnership with the Madison Parks Department, Madison Arts Commission and Wisconsin Urban Wood. With EAB spreading throughout Wisconsin, these wood utilization projects are becoming more prevalent and more necessary. The Madison Community Foundation has recognized the need for putting this underutilized resource to work.
For more information contact Ellen Clark at EllenA.Clark@wisconsin.gov or (608) 267-2774.