Wheatland County Water Protection Initiative
View WPI forms here.
* This program is not retroactive. Applications must be approved prior to purchase of materials or services.
The purpose of Wheatland County’s Water Protection Initiative (WPI) is to enable Wheatland County landowners to conserve or improve water quality in Wheatland County. Funding is available to assist with projects that fall under two main categories:
This program covers a portion of the cost of contracted Services (eg: Certified Well Driller) and required materials for the protection of groundwater. Funding is available for:
- Pitless Adaptor Well Pit Conversion
- Decommissioning of Unused Wells
Funding coverage for groundwater projects is set at 75% up to $3500 per landowner.
Surface Water Initiative
This program covers a portion of the cost of materials for riparian enhancement and protection projects and labour. Funding is available for:
- Riparian Protection Projects i.e. Fencing
- Off-Site Watering System Projects
Funding coverage for surface water projects is set at: 50% up to $5000 for riparian fencing, and 75% up to $3500 for off-site watering systems and other riparian protection projects.
Please return completed forms to Wheatland County Attn: Sarah Schumacher via
Mail: Hwy 1, R.R. 1, Strathmore, AB T1P 1J6
Or in person at the county administration building
For questions regarding the program or application contact Ph: 403-361-2027
Growing Forward 2
GF2 provides programs and services to achieve a profitable, sustainable, competitive and innovative agriculture, agri-food and agri-products industry that is market-responsive, and that anticipates and adapts to changing circumstances and is a major contributor to the well-being of Canadians. The Wheatland County Agricultural Services Department provides assistance to producers completing Growing Forward applications.
ASB Agricultural Bursary
The Wheatland County Agricultural Service Board has opportunities for students to apply for $500 bursaries to assist with the cost of furthering their education in the agricultural field. For more information, see here.
Ducks Unlimted Canada (DUC) Landowner Resources
DUC offers specialized resources for different regions of Canada, based on conservation needs and landowner priorities. Learn more about programs and information available for your area by visiting their website.