Apply now for Lake Wisconsin water habitat improvement grants

Up to $50,000 available annually from Prairie du Sac Dam Aquatic Resources Enhancement Fund


Prairie du Sac, Wis. – October 23, 2018 – Organizations have until January 5, 2019, to apply for grants from the Prairie du Sac Dam Aquatic Resources Enhancement Fund. The fund will provide monies for 2019-2020 projects focused on improving the waters of the Lake Wisconsin basin. Educational institutions, conservation and river management groups, and governmental units are eligible to apply for and receive the grants.

“Lake Wisconsin and the surrounding waters are a beautiful resource that many people enjoy throughout the year,” said Amanda Blank, Alliant Energy’s site manager for Hydroelectric and Gas Generation. “Being good stewards of this resource is the right thing to do so we can be sure it remains available for future generations.”

Projects eligible for financial support include aquatic studies and research, water quality enhancements, and habitat mitigation and enhancement. Projects must be located between state Highway 12 and the tailrace of the Castle Rock Dam, including tributaries of the Wisconsin River, such as the Baraboo River.

The River Alliance of Wisconsin, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will select the projects that will receive grants. Requests should not exceed $50,000 per year for a maximum of two years. The grant awards will be announced in spring 2019.

For more information on the fund and to obtain grant application materials, please visit