SCHEDULE YOUR PHONE CONSULT NOW!
Due to COVID-19 containment efforts, we are not conducting site visits at this time but will instead be doing very detailed project intakes over the phone.
RWMWD partners with Washington Conservation District and Ramsey County Soil and Water Division to provide technical assistance for our stewardship grant program. Please email the appropriate county contact with the information listed below. The county contact will follow up shortly to schedule a time for your phone call to discuss a potential project on your property.
Ramsey County: Michael Schumann at firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington County: Andy Novak at email@example.com
- Please send your address and best phone number to reach you at during the day. Please verify that you live within RWMWD.
- Do you have any specific drainage or water concerns on your property?
- Are you interested in a specific type of project such as a bee lawn, native planting, rain garden, etc).
- If you have any photos of the areas of interest, you can include those at this time, or you may be asked to send some following your phone consult.
If you are a public or private landowner, we can help fund improvements to your property that benefit water quality and natural resources.
We provide Stewardship Grants to install and maintain a variety of best management practices. These are designed to filter and reduce runoff, protect groundwater, restore native ecosystems, prevent flooding and lessen the effects of drought.
Common types of projects include:
- Rain gardens
- Native landscaping
- Shoreland restoration
- Pervious pavement
Please note: Practices required by any grading or building permit are not eligible for funding. Practices that go above and beyond all permit requirements may be eligible.
We offer grants of up to $15,000 for homeowners or $100,000 for commercial/church/school/association/government entities. Funding covers 50-100 percent of the project, depending on type and location. Requests over $5,000 must be approved by the District Board of Managers. Please refer to our Stewardship Grant Program Guide for more information.
Routine maintenance of your project is essential, especially during the first 2-3 years after installation. For new projects, we can reimburse up to 50 percent of your annual maintenance costs with a maximum of $5,000 over five years (not to exceed $1000 per year). If you have completed a District grant-funded project within the last five years, you may be eligible for maintenance funding as well. For more information, please contact Watershed Project Manager Paige Ahlborg, firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-792-7964.
To schedule a site visit and develop a plan for your project, please contact:
Michael Schumann, Michael.Schumann@co.ramsey.mn.us or 651-266-7275
Andy Novak, ANovak@mnwcd.org or 651-330-8220 x28
How to apply
Please review the information on this page, schedule a site visit to discuss design options and then apply for a grant using the online form below. If you have questions about the application process, contact Watershed Project Manager Paige Ahlborg at 651-792-7964 or email@example.com.