RIM-WRP is a local-state-federal partnership that combines the state’s Reinvest in Minnesota Reserve conservation easement program with the USDA Wetlands Reserve Program. Combining these two programs allows state funds to leverage federal funds that are available through the Federal Farm Bill. Funding for this partnership is through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR).
The Carver County Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Field Office are now accepting applications for funding to restore wetlands that have been drained and have a history of being used for agricultural production. Scoring periods will occur monthly starting at the end of April 2011 and will continue until funds are fully obligated.
For more information about the RIM-WRP program, please visit:
Local RIM-WRP Program contacts:
Greg Graczyk, Program Coordinator or Terry Meiller, District Technician