Funding Available!

The MRWCC has secured funding for Milk River residents and producers through the Watershed Restoration and Resiliency Program (WRRP) to initiate a riparian restoration and stewardship program

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The MRWCC has received $250,000 for the second phase of the WRRP program titled “Riparian Restoration and Stewardship Program.” This is a four-year funding, from April 2017 to March 2021. This program will provide financial incentive to landowners along the Milk River by implementing projects that improve riparian health of the basin and build resiliency to both flood and drought impact within the watershed.

This funding will build on the success of first phase which targeted residents and agricultural producers located along the North Fork Milk River (Reach1), and the Milk River Gravel-bed reach (Reach3) and the Red Creek tributaries which will be completed March 2018. The second phase was brought forward due to public demand who wanted to see the program extended to other remaining priority areas of the basin; the sand-bed reach and along select tributaries across the entire watershed.

 

Funding available to residents and agricultural producers!

Funding is available to residents and agricultural producers located along the sand-bed reach and along select tributaries across the entire watershed. Producers in other areas of the watershed will be considered based on project merit. The targeted projects will improve riparian health of the Milk River and build resiliency to both flood and drought impacts within the watershed and improve water quality. The MRWCC has formed a WRRP Project Review Committee which is responsible for selecting applicants based on merit and funding eligibility. Please note that funding is available on a first come first serve basis.

Please apply as soon as possible, as we are currently looking for shovel ready projects that meet the objectives of the program.

For more information please download the following documents:

Funding Guidelines

Grant Application Form

Agreement Form