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Clean Water, Land & Legacy Funding

Cost Share Program #1
Abandoned Water Well Sealing - Attention Ramsey County Residents
Well Sealing Cost-Share Program is no longer available

The Ramsey Conservation District received a $128,000 grant through the Clean Water Fund to assist owners seal unused wells located within Ramsey County, MN. The funds have been expended, but the RCD is planning on applying for additional grant funding.

  • Applicants eligible for funding will be reimbursed up to 50% of the well sealing costs, not to exceed $750 per well.
  • Grant money is limited and funding may not be applied retroactively to wells that have already been sealed
  • Wells eligible for cost share funding must be located within Ramsey County  

Program Information Flyer                   Well Sealing Agreement

To be added to the waiting list, in case funding is available or if you have any other questions, please contact below: 

 Samantha Kreibich at (651) 266-7274

List of Licensed Well Sealing Contractors            

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 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 Ryan Johnson at (651) 266-7275

Cost Share Program #3
Phalen Chain of Lakes Shoreline Restoration Cost Share Program

If you own shoreline property on Kohlman, Keller or Gervais lake, you qualify for shoreland restoration assistance. The Ramsey Conservation District in partnership with Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District and the Board of Water & Soil Resources is offering up to 75% cost share grants for shoreline restoration projects on the Phalen Chain of Lakes. Free of charge to all is an introductory consultation, technical design of the shoreline, and project cost estimates. Contact Ryan Johnson (see above) for further information.

Cost Share Program #4 
Target Invasive Plant Species Management Cost Share Program

The Ramsey County Cooperative Weed Management Area (RCCWMA) through the Ramsey Conservation District is offering funding for landowners to manage invasive plants on their property. Visit the CWMA Weeds page or contact Carole Gernes for more information at 651-792-7977 (leave a message) or