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Grants for Landowners
Elgin Clean Water Program
The Elgin Clean Water Program provides technical assistance and financial incentives to help landowners implement stewardship projects on their properties. The program was created by the four Elgin County Conservation Authorities (Catfish Creek, Kettle Creek, Long Point Region, and Lower Thames Valley) with the goal of protecting and improving water quality and habitat conditions across Elgin County. Landowners can apply to receive up to 50% of the cost of environmental stewardship projects undertaken on their property to a maximum of $4,000. Eligible project categories include erosion control measures, wetland and riparian habitat. Visit www.elgincleanwater.ca for further information.
- Elgin Clean Water Program Announcement
- Application Form
- Project Categories and Requirements
- Program Guidelines
- Expense Claim Form
- Cover Crop Application Form
- Cover Crop Incentive Project Requirements
The ALUS Elgin County Program
Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) helps farmers and ranchers integrate ecologically beneficial projects on their properties in marginal, inaccessible and environmentally sensitive areas. What’s more, ALUS provides annual payments to ensure the ongoing maintenance and stewardship of the ALUS project. ALUS Elgin partners with each Conservation Authority and other organizations in the region to develop projects and ideas that are best suited to the landowners’ needs and the priorities of Elgin County.
Alyssa Cousineau- ALUS Elgin Program Coordinator
4 Elm Street, Tillsonburg ON, N4G0C4
office: 519-842-4242 X 263
Habitat Restoration Grants
Assistance is available for Tallgrass Prairie, Wetland, and Tree Plantations. Give us a call if you are interested in planting trees or creating wetlands on your property.
Funds Available Through Greening Partnership Program For Natural Habitat Restoration Projects
The Greening Partnership is an agreement between The Municipality of Chatham-Kent, the LTVCA and SCRCA to green our municipality through tree plantings, tallgrass prairie, and wetland restoration. The Chatham-Kent Parks, Cemeteries and Horticulture department administers the program and provides LTVCA staff with the financial means to implement the program. Greening Partnership staff access funds and leverage grant money that is used to educate, provide outreach, purchase trees, and provide financial support to landowner’s to cover the cost of greening their property.
The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority administers a Greening Partnership program for Natural Restoration projects. Benefits include salt and noise buffer, increased microclimate for advanced yield on fields, improved water infiltration and erosion control, improved air quality, and heating and cooling energy savings. Species selected will be determined by salt tolerance and soil type. The project will be administered by Conservation Services staff. To participate in this exclusive program, or get information on any of our Greening Partnership programs contact us.
Environmental Farm Plan
Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) is a Canada wide program. If you have taken the course you are eligible for funding for windbreaks, shelter belts and many other environmental upgrades to your property.
Lower Thames Valley Conservation Foundation Memorial Forest Program
The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Foundation offers a Memorial Forest Program across the Lower Thames watershed.
For more information regarding any of the above programs, please contact:
Forests & Habitat
- Big “O” Birding Event
- “Plan a ‘Camping Get-Away’ in Lower Thames Valley Country!” Conservation Areas Open Mid-May for Camping Season
- “Spring experiential learning opportunities” Outdoor Ed Programs ‘Step Into Nature’ at Longwoods Road Conservation Area!
- Canada and Ontario Extend Public Consultations on Draft Action Plan to Reduce Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie