Funding available for agricultural landowners

Starting this year, Grey Sauble Conservation Authority will be offering stewardship funding to agricultural landowners as part of the “Fertile Fields and Clean Streams” project. This funding has been made possible due to financial support from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation and Environment and Climate Change Canada.


The primary environmental issue that “Fertile Fields and Clean Streams” will address is the diversion and
reduction of substances that negatively affect water quality, including: E. coli, sediments, phosphorus and nitrates. This project encourages responsible agricultural practices that will benefit the entire region.

Granting options help enable landowners to access resources they need to undertake environmental projects that benefit the health of their soil, water, crops and livestock. This grant can also be combined with other funding options through organizations such as Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) or Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA).

Types of projects could include: native seedling plantings, livestock exclusion fencing, clean water diversion and cover crops.

Contact Grey Sauble’s Stewardship Technician today! We can arrange a time that works for you to walk your property, discuss your ideas and develop a project budget. There is very little paperwork involved to receive funding.

Do you have a project in mind, but are not sure if it qualifies for this grant? We want to hear from you too! Grey Sauble Conservation Authority is always looking to partner with landowners; rural or urban, large acreage or small. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with your ideas; we would be happy to work with you to make them a reality!