Pine River Watershed Initiative Network

In-Ground Projects


How In-Ground Projects Happen!

  1. A landowner contacts a member of PRWIN, or a PRWIN member approaches a landowner with a “Best Practice” environmental management idea and/or project. These include wind breaks, stream bank restorations, berms, livestock crossings, and exclusion fencing, to name a few!
  2. The landowner completes a “Project Application Form” signaling an interest in the project(s) Form below: “Project Application Form”
  3. An “on-site” tour is conducted with the landowner(s) to assess the project scope when it is convenient for the landowner.
  4. The landowner signs a PRWIN “Land Stewardship Agreement” form describing the project and materials needed to complete the project. The agreement also asks the landowner not to intentionally remove or destroy the publically funded project materials. Additionally, the landowner agrees to contribute “in-kind” hours to help the betterment of the project. Forms below: “Land Stewardship Agreement”.
  5. The PRWIN Projects’ Coordinator finds a suitable grant opportunity to apply for funding to support the in-ground project. Grants are available through the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change; Environment Canada; and various Corporate Sponsorship Programs. This process MAY TAKE UP TO 2 YEARS before funding is awarded and secured.
  6. Once the funding is secured, PRWIN contacts the landowner and lays out a timeline for the project(s) to be completed.