We provide advice and expertise, alongside programs and grants, to help residents protect their properties from natural hazards, like flooding and erosion.  We aim to promote and inspire action for the protection of our water systems, drinking water, forests, and wetlands. Together, we can all ensure healthy watersheds for today and future generations.

Rural Stewardship Program

Rural landowners have a vital role to play in the protection of water quality. 

Cost-sharing incentives for:

  • livestock fencing

  • erosion/ water quality improvement projects
  • waterway plantings
  • cover crops
  • soil testing

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a shoreline recently planted with trees and shrubs