BMP Cost-Share Incentive Program
The Comfort Lake – Forest Lake Watershed District offers cost-share grants for projects that improve water quality and/or decrease stormwater runoff. Such projects not only improve water quality, but also preserve native plant and wildlife communities affected by lakes, rivers and wetlands. Potential projects include shoreline and stream bank restoration/stabilization, raingardens, erosion control projects and native plantings. Highest priority is given to collaborative projects resulting in measureable reductions in stormwater and nutrient loadings to receiving water resources and those with opportunities for public education.
New in 2016 is the plant grant program for native plantings. More information on this program, and other cost-share funding availability can be found in the program flyer below.
Applications and Program Flyer
- August 23rd Maintenance Workshop Powerpoint
- Homeowner Resource Packet - Washington Conservation District
- Native plant nurseries and lanscapers
- Native flowers, shrubs, and trees
- Raingarden Fact Sheet / Brochure / Cost Estimates
- Phosphorus Free Lawn Care
- Oehler Shoreline Stabilization and Water Quality Buffer (Forest Lake 2013)
- Blackburn Shoreline Stabilization and Water Quality Buffer (Forest Lake 2013)
- Bergerson Shoreline and Slope Restoration Project (Comfort Lake 2013)
- Daley Shoreline Water Quality Buffer (Forest Lake 2013)
- Jordan Shoreline Stabilization and Water Quality Buffer (Forest Lake 2013)
- Penshorn Agricultural Water Quality Improvement Project (Third Lake, Chisago County, 2013)