Funding & Administration FAQs

Frequently asked questions about funding and administering a Healthy Lakes & Rivers project.

Yes, the Department of Natural Resources created Healthy Lakes & Rivers grants. There may be alternative (i.e. non-Healthy Lakes & Rivers grant) funding available through your county’s land and water conservation department.

Please note, Healthy Lakes & Rivers grant funding is not available for regulatory compliance purposes, including shoreland mitigation projects.

Science of Healthy Lakes & Rivers

The science of lake and river management has advanced significantly over the last few decades. We better understand natural science – how lakes and rivers function and the importance of shorelands to lake and river health, as well as the social science – how people and their attitudes and behaviors affect lakes and rivers.

Natural Science
Social Science