Cost-Share Funding & Assistance

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Abandoned well sealing

Unused wells can serve as direct conduits for surface contaminants to reach our aquifers. The Ramsey Conservation District has been awarded grants through the Clean Water Fund to help eligible landowners seal unused wells located within Ramsey County, MN and in targeted Drinking Water Supply Areas. 

  • The 2017 program is estimated to begin in April 2017 once the grant contract is formalized.
  • Funding may not be applied retroactively to wells that have already been sealed.
  • Applicants must receive a cost-share program Approval letter from the Ramsey Conservation District before they seal their well, in order to qualify for reimbursement funding.
  • Cost-Share program applications will be sent to those on the waiting list once the program resumes.
  • To be added to the waiting list, or for any questions, please contact:

Andrea Prichard at 651-266-7274 or


Native plantings, rain gardens and shoreline restorations

Cost share funds and free technical assistance are available 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: Protecting surface and groundwater quality, increasing storm-water infiltration, increasing wildlife habitat and increasing diversity.

For more program information, contact:
Joe Lochner: 651-266-7273
Michael Schumann651-266-7275