Programs

Abandoned Well Sealing

Abandoned Well Sealing

The WWCD provides the materials required for the disinfecting and proper sealing of the well(s) and arranges the rental and contracting of any equipment necessary for excavation. Cost to the landowner is $150 for sealing a well costing $600 or less, and for a well costing more than $600, the WWCD will pay the first $450 and the landowner shall be responsible for all additional costs.

Abandoned Well Capping

Conservation Corridor

Conservation Corridor

The WWCD enters into an agreement with the municipality to post undeveloped road allowances for wildlife habitat. Signs marking the corridor are placed at each end. Landowners can apply to the municipality to use the road allowance for pasture, etc.

Conservation Corridor Planting

Conservation Corridor Planting

In partnership with local municipalities, the District enhances or undertakes plantings to provide buffer strips and increase habitat.

Conservation Education

Conservation Education

A variety of programs are offered to promote conservation awareness and education to youth in the District. Examples include tours, in-school presentations, public and school library magazine subscriptions, and tree planting initiatives.

Forage Assistance

Forage Assistance

Seeding erodable land into forage and pasture. Landowner is eligible every third year for a maximum of 50 acres. Application must be made between September 15 and June 15 each year. Once application is approved, a purchase order is sent to the landowner and certified seed can then be purchased from a company of their choice. Invoice must be submitted for payment by June 15. The District will provide assistance of 25% of eligible seed costs up to a maximum of $250.

Forage Application

Grassed Runway

Grassed Runway

To stabilize natural water courses on steep slopes and prevent soil erosion on adjacent lands. Board covers 70% of construction costs and the landowner contributes 30% plus an administration fee of $200.

Gully Stabilization

Gully Stabilization

Repairs to eroded areas where water has created damage to a waterway or adjacent field. Board covers 75% of construction costs and landowner contributes 25%.

Gully Stabilization

Pasture Pipeline Plow

Pasture Pipeline Plow

The WWCD offers to partner with producers in establishing off-site watering via buried pipeline in pastures. Program includes use of equipment and technical support at a cost of $100/day.

Pasture Pipeline Plow

Ring Dykes

Ring Dykes

WWCD ring dykes are for yardsites only, agricultural land is not included in this program. The maximum project cost of $3,000 to be cost-shared 85% sub-district and 15% landowner. All project costs above $3,000 are to be covered by the landowner. Ring dykes are to be adjacent to, or directly affected by District drains. The landowner is responsible for maintaining and repairing the ring dyke as needed.

Ring Dyke

Shelterbelt Planting

Shelterbelt Planting

The WWCD offers field shelterbelts and custom plantings (min. 1/4 mile) with plastic mulch included in all plantings. Field shelterbelts include optional maintenance package (mowing between rows) and complimentary wildlife row. Planting cost is $1,000/mile; maintenance cost is $200/mile/pass. Custom plantings do not include maintenance or replants. Cost includes a $1,000 travel charge, and a planting charge of $1,000/mile (min. $250).

Custom Planting Tree Application Field Planting

Wildland Projects

Wildland Projects

The District will assist landowners in setting aside suitable wildlife habitat areas and provide signage. The WWCD will also assist in establishing and enhancing wildlife areas via tree planting and demonstrations. The landowner agrees to notify the District if land use changes.

Wildlands Preservation Agreement