Landowners across the Saugeen, Grey Sauble, Northern Bruce Peninsula Source Protection Region completed significant stewardship projects, and received grants worth more than $1 million, between 2007 and 2013. They did this with support of financial incentives from the Ontario Drinking Water Stewardship Program (ODWSP). These positive actions by property owners to protect municipal drinking water sources, namely municipal wellheads and municipal surface water intakes were voluntary.
We thank all the property owners, business people, residents, and others who have completed projects and changed management practices to reduce risk to local municipal drinking water sources.
There are no ODWSP grants available in this region at this time. However, there may be grants and incentive funds through other federal, provincial, county, and other programs.
Here are programs that we are currently aware of (click a heading to expand):
Growing Forward 2 (GF2) is a five-year federal-provincial-territorial initiative designed to encourage innovation, competitiveness and market development in Canada’s agri-food and agri-products sector through cost-share funding opportunities.
An Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) is required and/or attendance at workshops may be required in order to be eligible for grants, depending on the version of EFP registered with your operation.
For more information visit: http://www.ontariosoilcrop.org/oscia-programs/
The Implementation Funding Assistance for Producers Program Guide is available at:
If you are in a WHPA-A or B or IPZ-1 or IPZ-2, these are target areas for project funds, please review guide at link above.
Supporting activities in the Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair watersheds and the Lake Huron southeast shores watershed
The GLASI program starts with a Farmland Health Check-Up to assess the health of your farm by working one-on-one with a Certified Crop Advisor, once you have a score then you can look at projects to complete. This program has geographic limits so please consult the map to see if you are eligible.
More details on GLASI at: http://www.ontariosoilcrop.org/oscia-programs/glasi/
For information on the above programs please visit the above links.
Recent Stewardship Activities in Source Protection Region:
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