Programs

Who's Eligible?

PVWD programming is only eligible and accessible to participating agriculturally active landowners or producers in RMs within a watershed district. Please use the below selections to search your legal description to identify the RM you reside in or view the Pembina Valley Watershed District Map to check if you are within PVWD or another Watershed District.


List sub district board member names here or on about us page

PVWD_SubDistrict_Map-2024.pdf

Pembina Valley Watershed Sub-District Map

Watersheds+Manitoba+-+MAW+-+V2.pdf

Manitoba Watershed District Map

Prairie Watershed Climate Program
PWCP (OFCAF)


Application Process

Step 1

Download and electronically fill out or print to complete the Applicant Form and have Professional sign off on your project.

Step 2

Download and electronically fill, or print out, BMP application(s) below that your farm is implementing this year (2024).

Step 3

Email your completed applicant and BMP forms to programs@pvwd.ca or fax to 204-242-3281.

Please include invoices and photos of practices have been completed. Applications with estimates will need to submit all invoices and photos before December 2024.

PWCP cannot guarantee that you will receive your project claims since each project is reviewed and approved by a Board of Chairs.
Please keep in touch with the coordinator to ensure you are up-to-date with the status of your application.
Visit our website and socials on the first of every month to stay updated with PWCP!

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE FOR PWCP 2024-25.

Beneficial Management Practice (BMP) Forms

Applicants cannot apply for PCU and Inhibitors on same acres.


Applicants will need to complete a nitrogen report if you are not submitting a second BMP application (exclusing equipment upgrade). Previous applications can count towards historical nitrogen usage.

Applicants will need to complete a nitrogen report if you are not submitting a second BMP application (excluding soil testing, mapping, and support). Previous applications can count towards historical nitrogen usage.

Applicants will need to complete a nitrogen report if you are not submitting a second BMP application (excluding soil testing, mapping, and support). Previous applications can count towards historical nitrogen usage.

Growing Outcomes in Watersheds
GROW

GROW promotes conservation of natural areas of changes to land uses that provide ecological goods and services by helping farmers develop projects that maintain or improve local watershed health and work for their operations. Below is a list of programs that producers can utilize.


Please contact a GROW coordinator in your area for more information, areas separated at the town of Manitou, MB.

West GROW Coordinator: Samantha Leech East GROW Coordinator: Dean Richards


SWIP

Shallow Wetlands Incentive Program  (SWIP) addresses class 1 & 2 wetlands that are hold water in the spring and over the year can still produce a crop. Cash incentive payments are offered up to $100/acre for ten years for the protection of these wetlands. You are still able to farm these acres when you are able, provided they are not filled or drained.


Flooded Areas

Assistance for farmers who experience regular overland flooding caused by upstream drainage, or waterways flowing outside their banks. Establishment costs are covered up to $100 an acre. Annual incentive payments based on land values are provided to a maximum of $120 an acre.

Marginal Lands & Saline Areas

Seeding of marginal croplands to permanent cover can improve the quality and productivity of the land around it. Funding will cover seed costs for sowing forages on class 4 or 5 cropland and saline areas under cultivation. You can harvest the forage and receive a cash incentive payment each year to keep the land in permanent cover.

Water Retention and Wetland Enhancement

On farm water storage is a key component of flood peak mitigation and drought protection. PVWD design and build small dams for agricultural use and to enhance the environment. These water retention structures improve water quality, create habitat, reduce erosion, and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Stream Crossings

Stream Crossings for livestock and farm equipment provide a dependable travel corridor for all seasons. Crossings can be installed at key access points on your farm to improve riparian health. 

Shelterbelts

Shelterbelts in agriculture landscapes can help retain moisture, reduce soil erosion, improve wildlife habitat, and help to replenish drinking water aquifers. Funding is available to cover the cost of establishing a new shelterbelt.

Fencing and Watering Systems

Riparian protection along surface water bodies is important to improve ecosystem health and water quality. Funding is available to help cover the cost of installing riparian fencing and watering systems.

PVWD Programs


Pembina Valley Watershed District (PVWD) has continuous programming within available to all participating sub-districts/RMs. Eligibility is open to any agricultural landowner or producer within PVWD; district specific programs are identified per program.


Water Assistance

Projects to enhance water management capabilities at the farmer and watershed level. This program includes construction of small dams, temporary back-floods, on-farm water retention basins and more.

Sealing abandoned wells maintains groundwater quality and removes hazards to people and livestock. Landowners pay $150.00 per well, PVWD covers remaining cost.

Drop off Dates June 4th and June 18th, 2024.
PVWD will send samples to Winnipeg for lab testing.

We provide water tank, chlorine, and other necessary tools to perform a shock chlorination. Cost is $100.

Soil Assistance

Funding is available to install crossings in key access points on producers farms to improve riparian areas. 

Equipment Renting

Tree planter(s) are for any landowner to use, free of charge. We will have 3 available for this planting season.

Site Preparation

Tree Planter Tutorial

CURRENTLY UNDERGOING MAINTENANCE
Mulch applicator is for any landowner to use after planting seedlings to help with weed control, free of charge.

Mulch Applicator Tutorial

Mulch and Shelterbelt Maintenance

Available for residents in Upper Pembina and Lower Pembina Sub-district. Rental fee of $1.50/acre.