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Huron Clean Water Project accepting applications

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The Huron Clean Water Project is a fund that supports water quality projects in Huron County.

There is a total of $500,000 in available funds for water quality projects by Huron County residents, landowners, and community groups.

The Maitland Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) and the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) deliver the program on behalf of the County of Huron.

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“The total value of past Huron Clean Water projects is an astounding $14.5 million,” said Huron County Warden Glen McNeil. “These investments made by the County, community partners and community members demonstrate Huron’s commitment to being good stewards of our land and waterways now and in the future.  Well done, to all involved in this important project.”

Investing and participating in on-the-ground water quality improvement projects contributes to a healthy environment and will provide lasting benefits for the residents of Huron County and generations to follow.

Limited funding assistance covering up to 50% of the costs of eligible projects is awarded to county farmers, rural landowners, businesses and community organizations.

County of Huron funding can be combined with other sources such as provincial and federal funding programs, as well as programs offered by other environmental organizations and local foundations. Program delivery staff are available to help connect you with these additional funding opportunities.

The Huron Clean Water Project is in its twentieth year of providing financial and technical support to improve and protect water quality on Huron County farms and rural properties.

Since 2005, Huron County residents have completed nearly 4,000 stewardship projects with funding from the Clean Water Project, including:

  • 113 liquid manure storages decommissioned
  • 435 wells upgraded
  • 620 wells decommissioned
  • 38,000 acres of cover crops
  • 1,319 tree planting projects
  • 304 erosion control projects

Learn more about the Huron Clean Water Project at:

To apply for funding, or to obtain further information, call Maitland Valley Conservation Authority at 519-335-3557, extension 236 or Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority at 519-235-2610, extension 227 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610.


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