Financial Assistance

A one-year old planting on Buchanan Lake near Ottertail

The Erosion Control and Management Program, commonly known as the State Cost-Share Program, was created in 1977 to provide funds to Soil and Water Conservation District to share the cost of systems and practices for erosion control, sedimentation control, or water quality improvements that are designed to protect and improve soil and water resources. Through the State Cost-Share Program, landowners can request financial and technical assistance from their local SWCD for the implementation of conservation practices, including native shoreland plantings.


Installation of a native planting on Long Lake near Vergas

Cost share programs such as the State Cost-Share can help cover up to 75% of a native shoreland planting. Please contact the SWCD for more information about these programs and to find out if your project is eligible for funding.

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