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Nine Mile Creek Watershed District offers habitat restoration grant

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Bloomington Briefing Published May 3, 2022
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Engaging in habitat restoration of any kind helps ensure the future of healthy ecosystems. Nine Mile Creek Watershed District offers habitat restoration grants to residents, associations, nonprofits, schools, and businesses within the District’s boundaries.

Habitat restoration refers to installing projects meant to restore an ecosystem’s natural resources following natural or man-made damage. Replenishing wildlife habitat and native plants is critically important to the survival of native species, the integrity of soil or water, and the existence of a healthy natural ecosystem. Example projects include native prairie plantings and native woodland plantings.

Attend a grant information session on May 11, to  6:30 p.m. on Zoom  to find out about projects, how the program works, and how funding is awarded.

Grant application deadlines are May 16 and August 11. Verify which watershed you live in by visiting blm.mn/watershed.

If you are not interested in committing to a big project right now, check out other ways to get involved with the District at ninemilecreek.org/upcoming-events. Have questions about a project idea or need help with the application process? Contact Program and Project Manager Erica Sniegowski at 952-358-2276 or esniegowski@ninemilecreek.org.