Redwood Creek Wine Greater Outdoors Project

What would you do with $50,000? Redwood Creek wines wants to pay it forward in an effort to help better America’s great outdoors. The company ( established the Greater Outdoors Project to recognize and support nonprofit organizations that share a “commitment to preserve, protect and provide access to America’s great outdoors.”

Redwood Creek is asking organizations to apply for the next $50,000 grant to fund a specific outdoor project. To enter, complete an application at, which includes submitting a statement of purpose, detailed budget, timeline and photographs of the proposed project.

This past year’s winner, the Southeast Wisconsin Chapter Of Trout Unlimited, was awarded $50,000 to fund the “Camp Creek Restoration Project,” which will work to improve water quality and fishing opportunities in Camp Creek near Madison, Wis.

Enter the 2009 contest starting now through March 1.

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.