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Red-tail Land Conservancy is awarded a $5,000 MNT DEW Outdoor Grant to restore habitat and improve trails


Muncie, IN, Jan 18, 2022 – Red-tail Land Conservancy has received one of forty $5,000 MTN DEW Outdoor Grants in support of the organization’s ongoing commitment to champion the great outdoors. Based in Muncie, Indiana, Red-tail Land Conservancy is a 501c3 nonprofit that protects, preserves, and restores natural areas in east central Indiana. As an organization that is passionate about the outdoors, Red-tail believes it is crucial that we all do our part to protect and preserve the lands we love and enable people to get outside.

Red-tail looks forward to using the $5,000 grant to support ongoing efforts to improve wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation experiences. This grant will provide funding to remove invasive plant species from Munsee Woods Nature Preserve in Selma, IN. Additionally, it will add wayfinding and interpretive signage.

“To be recognized by MTN DEW and our local community for our work and commitment to the outdoors is very special,” says Kelley V. Phillips, Red-tail’s Communication and Outreach Manager.  “We are excited to receive a $5,000 grant to help us protect land to provide beautiful spaces for outdoor recreation and relaxation.”

Red-tail Land Conservancy is one of forty nonprofits to receive a grant through the MTN DEW Outdoor Grants program. The effort by MTN DEW is part of a long-term commitment to help community organizations across the U.S. who have faced funding and volunteer participation challenges due to the ongoing pandemic, and to provide outdoor enthusiasts with more access to the great outdoors by helping remove some of the key barriers. The brand has donated more than $1.25 million to fuel outdoor passions to-date.

To learn about land conservation and trail exploration in east central Indiana, visit To learn more about the MTN DEW Outdoor Grants program and the other 39 grant recipients, visit

Photo: (left to right) Kelley V. Phillips, Reddy-Red-tail, Julie Borgmann at Munsee Woods, January 2022


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