HeartLands Conservancy of Mascoutah is now taking applications for funding to be put toward watershed improvement projects the Upper Silver Creek Watershed.   The organization is looking for projects like grassed waterways, pond, streambank stabilization, stream channel stabilization, terraces, and Water and Sediment Control Basins that will improve water quality and reduce the impacts of local or downstream flooding to some extent.

The watershed plan was created as a part of Madison County’s Stormwater Master Planning process. HeartLands Conservancy spokesman Janet Buchanan tells The Big Z the grant they received earlier this year will reimburse a portion of construction costs spent on selected projects.

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The funding is available for landowners and municipalities to install eligible projects that reduce non-point source pollution through 2018.  For more information, call 618-566-4451.

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