The Alberta Government has a variety of programs that can help you as well.
Canadian Agricultural Partnership
Environmental Farm Plan
Kneehill County ASB Free Seeding Equipment Use and Grass Seed for Buffer Zones, Riparian Areas, and Grassed Waterways
Kneehill County's water quality in its creeks and waterways has been rated poor to marginal according to surface water testing, and reports done by the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance. In an effort to improve water quality within Kneehill County and for those downstream, the Kneehill County ASB has developed a program, for creating or repairing buffer strips, grassed waterways and/along riparian areas.
The Riparian Restoration Program is funded through the ASB Environmental Funding Stream Grant from Alberta Agriculture & Rural Development. Through this program producers, upon project approval by ASB staff, will be able to use the ASB seeding equipment as well as receive enough certified grass seed mix to complete their project for FREE. Participants are also eligible for 75% of the costs of other enhancement supplies, for a maximum of $2000.00.
This program is open only to Kneehill County ratepayers, and only on lands within county borders. The program will also be on a first come first served basis and will be available for a limited amount of people.
Red Deer River Watershed Alliance
Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change-
The purpose of the Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change - Producer program, is to support producers in reducing negative impacts on the environment while enhancing sustainable production, managing climate change and increasing profitability in the agriculture sector.
- watering systems
- riparian fencing
- livestock facility management
- improved manure storage facilities
- manure application
- sectional controls
- agricultural plastic bag rollers
A valid Alberta Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) is a prerequisite to this program.
For information on this program and more, please visit the CAP website.