Native Restoration Cost-Share Programs

Natural Shore has worked with many grant programs and agencies on a number of large and small restoration projects.   We have compiled a list of many of the cost share programs and grants found in the Metro area.   There are even more opportunities available! Check with your local governments to see what is available in your area!   If you know of a grant or cost share program that does not appear on this list please feel free to call or email us.



Click on Cost Share/ Grant Program below


Minnesota Department of Natural Resources:
Habitat Improvement Grants
Aquatic Habitat Restoration Grant Program


Watershed Districts: Don’t know what Watershed you live in? Click here!
Minnehaha Watershed District
Nine Mile Creek Watershed District
Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed District
Capitol Region Watershed District
Ramsey Washington Watershed District
South Washington Watershed District
Brown’s Creek Watershed District
Carnelian-Marine-St. Croix Watershed District
Rice Creek Watershed District
Cedar River Watershed District


Soil and Water Conservation District: List of SWCDS
Dakota County SWCD
Scott County SWCD
Stearns County SWCD
Anoka Conservation District


City and County Governments:
City of Apple Valley
City of Burnsville
City of Owatonna
City of Northfield
City of Rochester
City of Savage
City of Plymouth
Hennepin County


Water Management Organizations:
Vadnais Lake Area WHO
Scott County WMO
Middle St. Croix WMO
Carver County WMO
Mississippi WMO


Call or email us at Natural Shore if you need help navigating the grant process 612-703-7581