If you are a public or private landowner, we can help fund improvements to your property that benefit water quality and natural resources.
RWMWD partners with Washington Conservation District and Ramsey County Soil and Water Division to provide technical assistance for our stewardship grant program.
- Confirm that your property is located in the Ramsey Washington Metro Watershed District
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 2022 Stewardship Grant Program Guide for more information.
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.
Routine maintenance of your project is essential, especially during the first 2 to 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, email@example.com, 651-792-7964.
Community Art Grants
Grants are available for public art projects that support a water or natural resources project. Funding is available for up to 50% of $15,000 in expenditures. Contact Project Manager Paige Ahlborg (firstname.lastname@example.org) to inquire further regarding the application process. For more information, review the District Art Policy.
Apply for a Grant
Please review the information on this page, schedule a consultation 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.