New rainscaping grants from MSD

MSD's Project Clear rainscaping focus area

Rainscaping focus area – in green

Project Clear is a program by the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to improve water quality. The Rainscaping Program is focused on the area that drains directly to the Mississippi River.

The Rainscaping Small Grants Program is designed to encourage landowners in the Rainscaping Focus Area to use simple techniques on their properties to reduce the impact of storm water on the sewer system. Rainscaping techniques can include features such as rain gardens, bioretention cells, pervious pavement, green roofs, etc. Rainscaping features are designed to slow down, soak up, and reuse the rain water before it gets to the sewer.

Approved applicants will be granted up to $3,000 to add rainscaping features to their properties. There will be between 40 to 50 individual grants available. All landowners/applicants must be in the designated Rainscaping Focus Area and attend a Small Grants Workshop. All workshops will be held at MSD’s administrative offices. Applications will be accepted from February 6 through March 20, 2015.

To learn more about the program download the brochure (600 KB PDF), or visit the Rainscaping Small Grants web page for all of the documents, including an application.

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  1. Please pass along the word to friends you have in the project area. This is an excellent opportunity to beautify one’s property while improving the environment and reducing runoff.

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