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, targeting vulnerable groundwater areas such as Drinking Water Supply Management Areas. 

For more information about the cost-share program, check out the W​ell Sealing Checklist

To Apply, download the Well Sealing Cost-Share Agreement

For a list of licensed well sealing contractors in the area, click her​e

Please note:

  • 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.
  • Program approval will first come to those on our waiting list, prioritizing those in vulnerable groundwater areas.
  • New applicants as of 4/20/2017 may be subject to lengthy wait-times as we first process landowners on our waiting list.
  • New applicants are not guaranteed funds – Your application will be evaluated for benefit to groundwater resources, and will be ranked by priority.
  • After reviewing the Well Sealing Checklist, if you have any questions, please contact:

Andrea Prichard at 651-266-7274 or andrea.prichard@co.ramsey.mn.us

 

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: