Strategic Planning | Funding Application | Project Launch
Fishers & Farmers Partnership For the Upper Mississippi River Basin was invited to submit a funding application to the McKnight Foundation. The invitation was an opportunity to seriously step up the group’s presence in the Basin, and its influence.
NewGround developed the application, drawing on its network to discern what local watershed leaders need and how Fishers & Farmers can further their work. The result is the Watershed Leaders Network, funded now as a two-year pilot. In this program, farmers and local watershed group facilitators participate in networking/leadership development retreats, building their own skills and network and co-creating a five-state program through regular feedback and program adjustment. NewGround is project lead.