Programs

Shelterbelt Planting

Shelterbelt Planting

The WWD offers field shelterbelts and custom plantings (min. 1/4 mile) with plastic mulch included in all plantings. Field shelterbelts include optional maintenance package (mowing between rows) and complimentary wildlife row. With the new GROW program, the establishment cost of field shelterbelts will now be covered 100% by the district, if approved.  Landowners are responsible for the cost of trees necessary for the field shelterbelt. Maintenance cost is $200/mile/pass, with the option of one or two years. The district will also cover 50% of the maintenance package as part of the new program. Custom plantings do not include maintenance or replants. Cost includes a $1,000 travel charge, and a planting charge of $1,000/mile (min. $250). Landowner responsible for the cost of the trees necessary for the shelterbelt.

Custom Planting Field Planting Tree Application

Grassed Runway

Grassed Runway

To stabilize natural water courses on steep slopes and prevent soil erosion on adjacent lands. Board covers 70% of construction costs and the landowner contributes 30% plus an administration fee of $200.

Grassed Runway Application

GROW Program

GROW Program

GROW- Growing Outcomes in Watersheds
“Farming the best, conserving the rest”
The Manitoba government has endowed $52 million into the newly developed GROW program. The program is designed to help local landowners contribute to supporting the enhancement of ecological goods and services on private land in Manitoba. GROW provides incentives to local landowners for the delivery of these programs to help support the overall goals of Manitoba’s Climate and Green Plan. If you are interested in learning more or think you may qualify, contact our office. An application can be filled out and sent it to give an idea of what program you may be interested in or qualify for.

GROW Application Field Shelterbelt GROW Program Custom Shelterbelt GROW Program

Abandoned Well Sealing

Abandoned Well Sealing

The WWD provides the materials required for the disinfecting and proper sealing of the well(s) and arranges the rental and contracting of any equipment necessary for excavation. Cost to the landowner is $150 for sealing a well costing $600 or less, and for a well costing more than $600, the WWD will pay the first $450 and the landowner shall be responsible for all additional costs.

Abandoned Well Capping

Conservation Corridor

Conservation Corridor

The WWD enters into an agreement with the municipality to post undeveloped road allowances for wildlife habitat. Signs marking the corridor are placed at each end. Landowners can apply to the municipality to use the road allowance for pasture, etc.

Conservation Corridor Planting

Conservation Corridor Planting

In partnership with local municipalities, the District enhances or undertakes plantings to provide buffer strips and increase habitat.

Conservation Education

Conservation Education

A variety of programs are offered to promote conservation awareness and education to youth in the District. Examples include tours, in-school presentations, public and school library magazine subscriptions, and tree planting initiatives.

Forage Assistance

Forage Assistance

Seeding erodable land into forage and pasture. Landowner is eligible every third year for a maximum of 50 acres. Application must be made between September 15 and June 15 each year. Once application is approved, a purchase order is sent to the landowner and certified seed can then be purchased from a company of their choice. Invoice must be submitted for payment by June 15. The District will provide assistance of 25% of eligible seed costs up to a maximum of $250.

Forage Application Forage Purchase Order

Gully Stabilization

Gully Stabilization

Repairs to eroded areas where water has created damage to a waterway or adjacent field. Board covers 75% of construction costs and landowner contributes 25%.

Gully Stabilization

Pasture Pipeline Plow

Pasture Pipeline Plow

The WWD offers to partner with producers in establishing off-site watering via buried pipeline in pastures. Program includes use of equipment and technical support at a cost of $100/day.

Pasture Pipeline Plow

Ring Dykes

Ring Dykes

WWD ring dykes are for yardsites only, agricultural land is not included in this program. The maximum project cost of $3,000 to be cost-shared 85% sub-district and 15% landowner. All project costs above $3,000 are to be covered by the landowner. Ring dykes are to be adjacent to, or directly affected by District drains. The landowner is responsible for maintaining and repairing the ring dyke as needed.

Ring Dyke

Wildland Projects

Wildland Projects

The District will assist landowners in setting aside suitable wildlife habitat areas and provide signage. The WWD will also assist in establishing and enhancing wildlife areas via tree planting and demonstrations. The landowner agrees to notify the District if land use changes.

Wildlands Preservation Agreement

Water Retention

Water Retention

The WWD will assist landowners in the construction of small water retention projects. The wetland or water storage area must have a surface area of no less than 1.5 acres. Water storage projects must have a minimum storage depth of 3 feet of water when full. Maximum height of dam is 7 feet, and maximum storage volume is 7 acre feet. The periphery of the water reservoir must be maintained in grass cover. Cattle access to be limited to specific watering areas.

Water Storage Application