Urban Conservation

Urban Conservation Program

The Urban Conservation program provides assistance to citizen groups and governmental agencies in their efforts to reduce and prevent soil erosion, flooding and related resource problems and trails development in urbanized areas.  The District will provide technical and financial assistance on eligible projects sponsored by citizen groups, private organization or governmental agencies.

Acceptable Projects:
    • Development and Improvement of Recreation and Public-Use Lakes
    • Permanent Grade Stabilization Structures
    • Stormwater Management Facilities (detention structures, improved channels)
    • Diversions and Terraces
    • Permanent Critical Area Seeding and Mulching ($100/acre maximum)
    • Grassed Waterways
    • Whatever LBNRD Board sees an an acceptable Project
    • NOTE: an enclosed storm sewer is not an eligible project

The LBNRD Board of Directors will evaluate each project and determine the cost-share on a project-by-project basis. The District’s cost-share rate shall be $20.00 per capita population, not to exceed 50% of the project’s total cost. However, the District’s contribution shall not be less than $500 nor more than the maximum of $50,000. However, the Board shall use discretion to determine the public benefits to be received and the appropriate cost-share level. The Applicant shall be limited to applying for funds once every five years.

Contact the NRD to receive more information on this program.