State Cost-Share

 The cost-share program was created to provide funds to share the cost of systems or practices for erosion control, sedimentation control, or water quality improvements that are designed to protect and improve soil and water resources. Through the State Cost-Share Program, landowners can request financial and technical assistance for the implementation of conservation practices.

The program requires the conservation practice provide one of the following objectives:

  • Control nutrient runoff
  • Control Sedimentation
  • Divert runoff to protect and improve water quality
  • Reduce wind erosion
  • Control gully, rill or sheet erosion
  • Control storm water runoff
  • Protect or improve surface water and ground water quality
  • Alleviate water quantity problems due to altered hydrology

These projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Critical Area Stabilization
  • Diversions
  • Field Windbreaks
  • Shelterbelts
  • Grassed Waterway
  • Wastewater and Feedlot Runoff Control
  • Filter Strips
  • Sediment Basins
  • Streambank, Shoreland, and Roadside Protection
  • Stripcropping
  • Terraces
  • Unused Well Sealing
  • Forestry Conservation Practices

Past Projects:

Lake Vermilion

Notice how the shoreline was eroding, before the project was complete.

After rock riprap installation. Shoreline is stabilized.

Before and after construction photos (above) show the way the shoreline was stabilized. This shoreline was accessible only from the water so a barge was used during construction.


Whiteface Reservoir

 

We have funds available!  If you think you have a project that will stop erosion, call our office to inquire about cost-share funds.

North St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District Northland Office Building

307 1st St S, Suite 114
Virginia, MN 55792
218-749-2000

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