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Clean Water, Land & Legacy Funding

Cost Share Program #1 - Program Suspended Due to Lack of Funding
The RCD will apply for another grant and if awarded would have funding beginning approximately March of 2017.

Abandoned Water Well Sealing - Attention Ramsey County Residents

The Ramsey Conservation District (RCD) received a grant through the Clean Water Fund to assist owners seal unused wells located within Ramsey County, MN and in targeted Drinking Water Supply Areas. Applicants eligible for funding will be reimbursed up to 50% of the well sealing costs, not to exceed $750 per well. Since funding is currently depleted, the RCD is taking names for a waiting list, which will prioritize funding, if further funds become available.

  • Grant money is limited and funding may not be applied retroactively to wells that have already been sealed
  • Applicants must receive an Approval to Seal Well letter from the Ramsey Conservation District before they seal their well, in order to qualify for funding
  • Wells eligible for cost share funding must be located within Ramsey County and in a Drinking Water Supply Area

                 List of Licensed Well Sealing Contractors

    Andrea Prichard at (651) 266-7274 or

Other Resources


Cost Share Program #2
Native Plantings - Rain gardens - Shoreline Restorations

Cost share funds are available and free technical assistance for Ramsey County residents who would like to implement qualified restoration projects, such as rain gardens, native plantings, and shoreline restorations, that will create habitat and protect our lakes, streams, and wetlands. The following cooperators have cost share funds available for projects: Capitol Region Watershed District, Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District, Rice Creek Watershed District, and Vadnais Lake Area Watershed Management Organization.

Program Goals - Program goals include; protecting surface and groundwater quality, increasing storm-water infiltration, increasing wildlife habitat and increasing diversity.

For more program info, contact:
 Joe Lochner at (651) 266-7273 or
 Michael Schumann at (651) 266-7275 or