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Grants available for community environmental projects


Do you have an idea for a project that could benefit your community or the local environment? Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District (WCSWCD) might be able to help! WCSWCD is accepting applications for its Community Conservation Program, and grants of up to $1,000 are available.

The program is open to anyone in Warren County -- private citizens, municipal organizations, schools, scout groups and any other community-centered group that has interest in an environmentally beneficially project, explained Jake Dunkley, the WCSWCD District Technician who is overseeing the program.

Past projects have included rain gardens, pollinator gardens, supplies for a monarch butterfly festival, installation of an aquaponics system at Warrensburg High School and many more.

“This is the district’s sixth year of offering this grant and we are more excited than ever to see the ideas that Warren County residents have in store,” said Jim Lieberum, District Manager for WCSWCD.
WCSWCD is offering up to $1,000 per applicant this year. Funds are limited, so be sure to apply early. Projects must be completed by November 30, 2023 to qualify for this year’s funding.

Applications can be made through the Community Conservation webpage, and those with questions can call  (518) 623-3119 or email Jake Dunkley at

Photo attached: A rain garden that was created at Richards Library in Warrensburg in 2022 with funding from Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District’s Community Conservation Program.