LCWMD Funds Available to Participating Landowners for Water Quality Projects

LCWMD Funds Available to Participating Landowners for Water Quality Projects

The Long Creek Watershed Management District (LCWMD) is excited to announce a new Private BMP Incentive Program for participating landowners.

Filterra unit with treeInterested parties may apply for funds for new projects or to retrofit existing projects that will improve Long Creek water quality. LCWMD currently has $295,000 allocated to this program. 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.

Eligible project examples include plantings to capture and filter stormwater, stream and wetland protection or restoration, heated sidewalks and winter maintenance equipment that will reduce salt use, and other structural and non-structural projects that improve water quality. Proposal requirements to receive funding can be found in the Request for Proposals on LCWMD’s website.

Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning at 9:00 AM on February 18, 2021, continuing until the allocated funds are exhausted.

An optional Informational Conference will be held at 1:00 PM on February 17, 2021 via Zoom. Interested participating landowners should contact LCWMD’s Executive Director, Peter Carney, at pcarney@restorelongcreek.org no later than 1:00 PM on February 16, 2021 to request the Zoom link.  The Zoom link will be sent no later than 5:00p.m. on February 16, 2021 to all interested parties.

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: Friday, February 5, 2021 8:24 AM