Programs

 
Box 1740
Gimli, Manitoba  R0C 1B0
Phone: 204-642-7578
Fax: 204-642-7581

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Programs

In order to achieve our Mission and Goals, the East Interlake Conservation District offers several programs as well as funds for specific projects that will improve the health of Interlake watersheds.

Grants available to landowners for:
  • Riparian Area Management
    • This program is designed to promote beneficial management practices along waterways and water bodies. Eligible projects include:
      • Off-site watering systems
      • Livestock exclusion fencing
      • Bufferstrip maintenance/establishment
      • Streambank stabilization
    • In order to qualify for funds, the land-owner must fill out and return an application form to the EICD office.
  • Abandoned Well Sealing
    • If you have an abandoned well on your property that you would like to have permanently sealed, the EICD may be able to offset a portion or all of the costs.
    • In order to qualify for funds, the land-owner must fill out and return an application form to the EICD office.
  • Habitat Enhancement
    • This program is designed to encourage the maintenance of naturally vegetated areas, to retain the positive values of bush, grassland, marsh, or stream habitat.
    • In order to qualify for funds, the land-owner must fill out and return an application form to the EICD
  • Compost Turning Initiative
    • This program is designed to provide producers, or any other type of group/organization that creates a significant amount of organic by-product, an incentive-based, volunteer program, with the intent of increasing the amount of organic waste which is composted and recycled back into the landscape of the watersheds.
    • In order to qualify for funds, the land-owner must fill out and return an application form to the EICD

EICD led programs:
  • Well Inventory
    • This program is in place to examine the quality of the Interlake’s aquifers. Staff of the EICD, with permission of the landowner, collects information about private wells and sample the water. The testing is free for the landowner and the results are sent back to the participant but never made available to the general public. This program is partially funded by Manitoba Water Stewardship.
    • If bacteria are found and therefore fail drinking water guidelines then information to correct the problem is provided and a resample is done after two months.
  • Surface Water Quality Monitoring
    • This program is designed to monitor, on a long term basis, the quality of the Fisher and Icelandic River, the Netley, Wavey, Willow, Grassmere, Parks and Washow Bay Creeks and the Fish Lake Drain. This program is partially funded by Manitoba Water Stewardship.
  • Benthic Invertebrate Monitoring
    • Benthic invertebrates are the small bugs that live at the bottom of waterways. The EICD samples these because they are good indicator of watershed health. This project is on-going and is partially funded by the Lake Winnipeg Foundation.
     

The Willow Creek - Dennis Lake Conservation Incentive Program

All lands within the Willow Creek - Dennis Lake subwatershed are invited to participate
 
Download the Information Package HERE (pdf 1.4mb)
Download the Expression of Interest Form HERE (pdf 1.4mb)