Local Conservation Practice Funding for Farms in the
Western Lake Erie Basin
Accelerating Conservation Adoption in the River Raisin
Grant Enrollment Information: Farmers in the River Raisin Watershed eligible. Click for more details.
Funds: Various practices to reduce phosphorus based on your land and farming practices (Various nutrient management practices, residue and till management)
Application Deadlines: April 1 or May 15, 2020 depending on practices (View details here)
Contact your Conservation District for questions:
Lenawee Conservation District: Airin Beechler, MAEAP Technician - (517)263-7400 Ext: 5564
Keeley Pape, MAEAP Technician - (517)263-7400 Ext: 5565
Monroe Conservation District: Brittany Santure, MAEAP Technician - (734)265-9313
Taylor Myatt, MAEAP Technician - (734)265-9315
Washtenaw Conservation District: Erez Brandvain, MAEAP Technician - (734)302-8714 -
STRAND Cost Share Program
Applications available for 2020 through the Monroe County Conservation District
Who is eligible: Farmland within the Western Lake Erie Basin.
Funds: Various nutrient management practices. From grid/zone sampling to equipment/upgrades.
Lenawee Conservation District Grants
Technology & Nutrient Management Grant: Farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin eligible. Click for more details & application.
Best Management Practices Grant: Farmers in specified areas eligible. Click for more details & application
Contact Brooke Bollwahn at the Lenawee Conservation District at (517)263-7400 or with questions.
Application Deadlines: The last Friday of each month. Notification will be given within 15 days of applying.
Who is eligible: Farmland within the River Raisin Watershed.
Funds: Conservation practices that reduce Phosphorus loading in streams. See application for more details.
Visit the website for more details and to apply.
Second Round Cost Share Applications are in the awarding process!
Six 2018 grant applications were approved for this fiscal year. the BMP's receiving cost share include: Grassed Waterways & Grade Stabilization Structure, Water and Sediment Control Basin (WASCOB), Grid Soil Sampling, and Filter Strips. 2018 BMP funding is estimated at $10,120. Impacting over 550+ acres!
Best Management Practices awarded (2018):
- (4) Grassed Waterways & Grade Stabilization Structure - Southwest region River Raisin Watershed
- Grid Soil Sampling - Southeast region River Raisin Watershed
- Filter Strips - Southwest region River Raisin Watershed
In addition, there are federal cost-share funds available through USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Contact your local field office for more information.
Lenawee County Conservation District
1100 Sutton Rd.
Adrian, MI 49221
(517)263-7400 Ext. 3
Washtenaw & Wayne Counties NRCS Field Office
705 N. Zeeb Rd, Suite 201
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Hillsdale County Conservation District
588 Olds St., Bldg. #2
Jonesville, MI 49250
(517)849-9890 Ext. 3
Monroe County NRCS Field Office
1137 S. Telegraph Road
Monroe, MI 48161