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Financial Incentives: Landscaping for Clean Water Grants

The Landscaping for Clean Water program makes it easy for Dakota County residents to plan and install native gardens, raingardens and native shorelines. To participate, just follow these easy steps:

  1. Attend Landscaping for Clean Water Design workshop and develop site-specific project plans.
  2. Submit application, project plans, and cost estimate to Dakota County SWCD for approval prior to beginning installation. See fact sheet for application deadlines.
  3. Schedule an on-site meeting with Dakota County SWCD prior to beginning installation.
  4. Install Landscaping for Clean Water Project per approved plan and then contact Dakota County SWCD staff for completed project certification.


Landscaping for Clean Water
Grant Fact Sheet

Landscaping for Clean Water workshops are held from February to June each year.


Education Events:

Register for Landscaping for Clean Water Classes 

Example Projects:

Native Shoreline Stabilization
Raingardens and Native Gardens