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Local Conservation Practice Funding for Farms in the

Western Lake Erie Basin

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.

Visit the website for more details and to apply or contact Catherine Acerboni at 734.265-9311 or catherine.acerboni@mi.nacdnet.net

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 Lindsay Garrison at the Lenawee Conservation District at 517-263-7400 Ext. 5576 for questions.

Conservation Funding

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

7203 Jackson Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

(734) 205-0537

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

(734) 241-7755

Local funding is constantly evolving. Touch base with your local Conservation District or NRCS Office to get more information.