Friends of Governor Dodge - Equestrians
We are very excited to announce that we have been awarded a $20,000 Knowles Nelson Stewardship grant! These funds will help pay for the purchase and installation of a permanent, handicap accessible vault toilet at the Day Ride trail head area. This amenity, planned for spring installation, will be enjoyed by the horse riders, hikers and rock climbers who use the trail head. It will eventually serve the new 21-site equestrian campground planned for the area.
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Thanks to the many generous donors, our "Rise to the Challenge" campaign netted $29,404, which equates to $54,404 with the match from a generous park supportor! Since June, 2018 we have raised over $140,000 of the $650,000 needed to begin construction of the new equestrian campground.
Installation of the first phase of the project, a vault toilet, is scheduled for Spring 2019. Watch for it!
We have an exciting new RAFFLE fundraiser going on right now. Check it out!
Visit us at the Midwest Horse Fair ColiseumBooth #86 April 12-14
We continue to seek corporate partners and assistance through foundations and grants.
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Friends of Governor Dodge State Park, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting recreation, education, and environmental stewardship at Governor Dodge State Park. We are the Equestrian Committee of the Friends of Governor Dodge State Park and, like our parent group, we serve as a great resource for a great park. Located in the unique driftless area, Governor Dodge State Park is one of Wisconsin’s largest and most beautiful state parks. Our committee, organized in 2015, has been working with the DNR to complete several trail enhancements, while our ultimate goal is to see the park's master plan for a new horse campground become a reality. We have DNR approved campground plans in hand and have raised $140,000 since our campaign began in mid 2018. We encourage everyone to get involved. Together we can make a difference now and well into the future.