George Rogers Tomorrow River Fund

George Rogers Tomorrow River Fund

Thanks to an Earth Day gift, the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin’s George Rogers Memorial Tomorrow River Fund has now doubled to more than $20,000. The fund honors the late George Rogers, a renowned Central Wisconsin journalist and noted river conservationist.

“Earth Day is a timely reminder to us all that Central Wisconsin has a deep and ongoing conservation legacy,” said Thomas Miller, fund representative. “Much of the fund’s focus is directed toward educating and nurturing future stewards of our region’s natural bounty, specifically the Tomorrow River watershed. My expectations are for the fund to grow further with grants awarded in the coming months.”

According to Miller, the fund’s first grant has already been awarded to assist in the creation of a conservation easement along a portion of Spring Creek, the Tomorrow River’s largest tributary in Portage County.

“Distributions from the fund will support river protection, education, or conservation projects run by area organizations, school districts, and others dedicated to that purpose.  Water quality, shore stability and ecological integrity are key goals,” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.

Interested people, businesses, or organizations wishing to donate or learn more can reach Tom Miller at 715/498-7509 or tom.millski@gmail.com. It is anticipated that others will make contributions toward this fund. Grant applications are available through the foundation.

Leah Lueck
Leah Lueck

Community Foundation of Central WI
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