Last fall the DES funded an $80,000 grant to help shoreline property owners reduce their stormwater runoff. The grant will pay for consultants’ planning expenses and materials which could include plants, shrubs, stone, soil, mulch, gutters, rain barrels, etc. The property owner then supply the volunteer labor or hired labor to complete the project.
Earlier this spring, members of FB Environmental visited nine properties on the Lake as a first step in this grant process. They will provide recommendations for land owners to make changes on their property that when completed will reduce the amount of stormwater that runs into the lake, getting us closer to the goals set in the Watershed Management Plan.
For this first round the grant 9 properties were selected that will have the greatest impact when improvements are made. The SLA will continue to apply for the 319 grant each year to involve more and more property owners.