BWSR is now seeking applications for its Clean Water Fund Competitive Grants program. Applications will be accepted through September 9, 2019. More than $14 million in grants and over $20 million in loans are available for FY2020 to fund local projects to improve and protect water quality in lakes, rivers and drinking water sources throughout Minnesota.
Key information for our most popular core programs.
Starting June 3, landowners in 54 southern and western Minnesota counties can once again submit applications to enroll in the Minnesota Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (MN CREP), a voluntary program that pays landowners to retire marginal cropland to create permanent conservation easements to protect environmentally-sensitive land.
BWSR recently received state funding to develop a new Lawns to Legumes program focused on planting residential lawns with native vegetation and pollinator friendly forbs and legumes to protect a diversity of pollinators. Funding will be targeted in priority areas benefitting the Rusty Patched bumble bee and other at-risk species.