Press Release – February 5, 2015
The Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District (RPBCWD) began offering a cost-share program in 2013. The program provides funding assistance for efforts to protect, restore and conserve water resources within the Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed. Grant for 2015 are now available. The deadline for grant applications is April 15.
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Grants are available for projects that:
Maximum grant awards:
The minimum grant award is $500 • Grants are awarded as reimbursements • Projects completed or in progress when approved are not eligible for funding • Available funds for 2015: $100,000 • An additional $90,000 is available for cost-share projects by community partners (non-profit organizations). This funding is provided by a Clean Water Land & Legacy Grant.
Project examples: raingardens • pervious asphalt and pavers • shoreland and streambank restoration • volume reduction and runoff treatment practices • wetland restoration.
For more information visit: www.rpbcwd.org or contact RPBCWD Administrator Claire Bleser at 952-607-6512.
Photo: A 2013 cost-share grant helped to create this shoreline restoration project on Lake Lucy. [inset: Arrowhead, a native aquatic plant]