If you are a farmer or own farmland, the new East Central Farm Stewardship Fund offers you access to additional funding and technical support for your on-farm clean water projects in 2019 and 2020. This funding program is delivered through the East Central Farm Stewardship Collaborative (ECFSC) which operates in Northumberland, Peterborough and Hastings Counties, the City of Kawartha Lakes and Durham Region.

The ECFSC partners, including the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA), work directly with you to support the agricultural use of your land, while helping you to access funding and technical assistance to complete your project.  Currently, on-farm clean water projects are our funding priority and include the following:

  • fencing livestock out of waterways,
  • providing alternate watering sources for livestock
  • planting vegetative buffers alongside watercourses and ponds
  • installing eavestroughs and diversions around barnyards
  • planting cover crops 
  • restoration of wetlands

This grant can also be added to other sources of funding. Contact any member of the Collaborative for details. For local farmers, please contact Pam Lancaster, GRCA’s Stewardship Technician at 905.885.8173 or plancaster@grca.on.ca.

This program was undertaken with financial support of the Government of Canada through the federal Department of Environment and Climate Change.