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Grant Resources

For information on grant programs that fund natural resource improvements, contact your local municipality. You can also visit Hennepin County's website or Carver County's website and enter "cost share" in the search bar. Hennepin County also offers environmental education grants. For more information on that program, visit Hennepin County's website and enter "green partners" in the search bar.

Lake Minnewashta Grant Program

The Lake Minnewashta Preservation Association (LMPA), in coordination with the Carver County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD), will provide grants and technical assistance for approved residential rainwater runoff projects. The LMPA grant will provide funding up to 75% of project cost with a maximum of $500 per project and payment will be made upon completion. 

Interested parties should contact either of the following:

Seth Ristow -, Resource Conservation Technician, SWCD 

Kevin Zahler -, Master Water Steward, LMPA

For more information, including what area is eligible for grant funding, visit

Thank you for your interest in protecting and improving clean water!