Are you making changes this season that could improve nearby water quality? Whether you’re decommissioning a well, upgrading your septic or fencing your livestock out of the local creek, you could be eligible for up to 90% of the cost in grants from the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. Farmers with a completed Environmental Farm Plan can access grants for tile drainage, manure or chemicals storage, land retirement and other related projects. Non-farming landowners can access grants for erosion controls, windbreaks, well and septic upgrades and other projects that protect local water quality. Visit rvca.ca/stewardship-grants to see if your project is eligible. For more information, contact DEREK at: firstname.lastname@example.org.