Funds Available to Participating Landowners for Water Quality Projects

Funds Available to Participating Landowners for Water Quality Projects

The LCWMD is excited to announce a new round of funding for the Private BMP Incentive Program.

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The Private BMP Incentive Program provides financial assistance to Participating Landowners that invest in activities that will improve water quality in Long Creek. Eligible project examples include: structural stormwater BMPs such as gravel wetlands, underdrained soil filters, vegetated swales, and rain gardens; establishment or enhancement of vegetated buffers to capture and filter stormwater; stream and wetland protection or restoration; heated sidewalks and implementation of snow removal practices or acquisition of snow removal equipment that will result in reduced salt use; and good housekeeping and pollution prevention projects. Details concerning the program can be found in the Request for Proposals on LCWMD’s website.

LCWMD has $295,000 allocated to this program for fiscal year 2022 (July 2, 2021 to June 30, 2022). Awards are for up to 75% of project costs, with a cap of $50,000, so funding can be allocated to as many projects within the watershed as possible.

An optional Informational Conference will be held at 1:00 PM on August 3, 2021 via Zoom. Interested participating landowners should contact LCWMD’s Executive Director, Peter Carney, at pcarney@restorelongcreek.org no later than 4:00 PM on August 2, 2021 to request the Zoom link. The Zoom link will be sent no later than 5:00p.m. on August 2, 2021 to all interested parties.

Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning at 9:00 AM on August 17, 2021, continuing until the allocated funds are exhausted.

If you have any questions about this program please contact LCWMD’s Executive Director, Peter Carney, via email to pcarney@restorelongcreek.org or telephone by calling (207) 894-4320.

 
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Post Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 8:29 AM