Converse County Conservation District provides financial assistance, through cost-share payments to landowners, to apply soil and water conservation or community enhancement practices. By “sharing the costs” with CCCD, Converse County residents can undertake projects they could not afford to do on their own. If you have an area of interest, please contact the District to figure out cost-share options.
Solar Pumping Plant Conversion
This program allows landowners to convert old windmills or electric pumps into solar pumps. Cost-share of this program is 50% not to exceed $5,000.00 maximum. Applications are accepted year round.
Tree Planting/Windbreak Program
Converse County Conservation District established this program to assist landowners who are interested in establishing windbreaks for conservation. The program provides 50% cost-share, up to a maximum of $10,000.00 per landowner. All tree planting projects must meet the minimum standards and requirements of the program to qualify for cost-share dollars.
Well Water Testing Day
For over ten years Converse County Conservation District and Natural Resources Conservation Services hold a well water testing day for drinking water wells during the month of May and October. Bottles (for bacteria testing only) may be picked up at Converse County Conservation District, Converse County Clerk’s Office, and Cooperative Extension Office in Douglas or the Town Hall in Glenrock. Water samples should be taken as close to testing as possible. Samples should not be collected any sooner than 24 hours before the testing date.If you wish to have your water tested for nitrates, pH or hardness, bring a separate water sample in a clean container.This program is available only to rural Converse County residents.
Dates for Well Water Testing Day for 2017
- May 30th
- October (TBA)
Household Hazardous Waste Day
HHW Day takes place during the month of September on the Wyoming State Fairgrounds. Individuals can drop off waste and pesticides for free during the allotted time. Waste accepted are the following: paint, batteries, pesticides, herbicides, solvents, aerosols, antifreeze, and small quantities of used motor oil (5 gal. or less).
Septic System Improvement
The District offers cost-share funding to address individual septic systems that require renovations to minimize the probability of surface water contamination. The CCCD is offering this funding to landowners of Converse County to address non-functioning septic systems on a voluntary basis. Septic system projects will be cost-shared at 25% district money (up to $2000.00) and 75% participant money.
Community Pride Enhancement Project
The Converse County Conservation District’s Community Enhancement Program provides for conservation and resource enhancement on public properties, for public benefit.
Resource Enhancement Program
The CCCD Resource Enhancement Program provides incentive for landowners within the Converse County boundaries, to implement natural resource conservation practices that address soil erosion, water quality and quantity, energy conservation or improving wildlife habitat. This program is also for those landowners who can’t typically quality for federal farm bill programs. The cost-share for this program is not to exceed $5,000.00.
Community Canopy Program
The Community Canopy Program is a cost share program reimbursable, 50% cost-share up to $2,000.00 for trimming and removal of trees on private property in Converse County.