New Funding Program in the Skykomish, Stillaguamish and Snohomish River Watersheds Offers Farmers and Livestock Owners a Choice of Options

Residents who live or own land in portions of the Skykomish, Snohomish and Stillaguamish River watersheds may be eligible for funding through a new grant program called the Regional Conservation Partnership Program or RCPP. Landowners can choose from livestock heavy-use areas, manure storage and composting systems, roof runoff systems, cover crops, stream plantings, fish passage barrier removal and much more.

Staff from Snohomish Conservation District and the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service can assist with planning and design in areas such as livestock-related water quality practices, wildlife habitat improvements and soil health practices. “This program offers new opportunities for landowners to get free assistance with innovative natural resource solutions and helps illustrate the value of getting conservation on the ground”, says Program Coordinator Eric Schuh.   

The cutoff dates to apply are November 18, 2016, February 17, 2017, and April 21, 2017. If you are interested in finding out how to take advantage of this program, please contact Eric Schuh at the Snohomish Conservation District by phone 425-377-7026 or by email at eschuh(at)

For more information visit our RCPP page here.