2022 School & Community Habitat Grant Awardees
The Washtenaw County Conservation District has announced the awards for the 2nd year of the WCCD School & Community Habitat Grant! We received eleven completed applications and our grant committee selected four organizations' projects to be awarded. The awardees will receive plants and consultations either this fall or next spring along with the timing of the annual WCCD plant sales.
The 2022 Awardees and their projects include:
The grant is funded by individual donations and the WCCD funds. Individual donations go a long way for these community organizations to restore and create native plant habitats and educational opportunities, please considering donating to sustain this grant into the future:
Many of these great organizations are looking for more volunteer support, either for labor, plant expertise or to share their vision. If you're interested to get involved with a project, please reach out to their organization or contact our Community Forester to get in touch: Summer Roberts (734) 302 8716, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feral Flora creates living landscapes with a sense of place using native and nearly native plants in a naturalistic style and is one of the consultants working with grant 2022 awardees. Learn more about the company at feral-flora.com. A big thank you to Ashley and Matt!
We're deeply grateful to Lotus Gardenscapes for volunteering their time and talents! This award-winning landscape design and build firm is located in Dexter, Michigan, and owned by environmental artist Traven Pelletier. They create artistic and distinctive landscapes in the greater Ann Arbor area and ensure each custom design reflects their client’s aesthetic preferences and outdoor lifestyle. Learn more at lotusgardenscapes.com.
Assistant Professor Lisa DuRussel and her graduate students at UM SEAS' Master of Landscape Architecture program have volunteered their design services and labor to help create functional and inspirational spaces! Lisa's practice, Site Science, focuses on research-based design and implementation strategies that integrate deep ecological design principles and amplifies collaborative action with deep community engagement. Many thanks to Lisa and her students!