Water Quality Improvement Program

Background

In 1997, the Winnebago County board approved a proposal for a $100,000 per year cost sharing program.  A Citizen's Advisory Committee established the guidelines of the program in early 1998.  Many landowners have since installed Best Management Practices (BMP) and helped to improve water quality.

Program Benefits

  • Provides cost-sharing at 70% up to $20,000 for eligible projects.
  • Provides technical assistance in planning, design and supervision of project installation.
  • Leverages additional funding from other grant sources.

Eligible Best Management Practices

  • Barnyard Runoff Control Systems
  • High Residue Management
  • Diversions, Drop Spillway Structures
  • Grassed Waterways
  • Nutrient Management Planning

A Nutrient Management Plan is a tool to increase the efficiency of all the nutrient sources your crop uses while reducing production and environmental risk, ultimately increasing profit. 

  • Shoreline and Streambank Protection
  • Vegetative Buffers
  • Wetland Restoration
  • Rain Gardens
  • and more...

 

Contact the Winnebago County Land and Water Conservation Department for further details.

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Land And Water Conservation

625 E County Road Y
Suite 100
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8131
Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Oshkosh:(920) 232-1950
Neenah:(920) 727-8642
Fax:(920) 424-1277