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Rountree Branch trail project reaches DNR grant match
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The Moving Platteville Outdoors Rountree Trail steering committee announced that a $45,000 federal-government Recreational Trails Program grant allowed MPO to complete the match with the state Department of Natural Resources grant.

The grant increased fundraising to $1,472,724, including:

• $642,692: DNR grant.

• $45,000: Federal grant.

• $189,300: Other grants and corporate donations outside Platteville.

• $200,000: City of Platteville (14 percent of funding).

• $146,302: Local business donations and projects (10 percent of fundraising).

• $249,430: Residential fundraising drive, service clubs and other projects (17 percent of total fundraising).

About 60 percent of funding came from outside Platteville. 

A public hearing was held on the trail project Tuesday.

To make a donation, checks can be made out to Platteville Community Arboretum (note MPO in the check memo line) and mailed to P.O. Box 302, Platteville, WI 53818. Contributions can also be made online at Contributions to PCA are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.