Climate Change and Environment

Wetland Restoration and Enhancement


The purpose of the Wetland Restoration and Enhancement BMP is to restore and enhance wetlands to:

  • Enhance water storage capacity of a watershed
  • Reduce peak flows, which can moderate the timing and volume of runoff and reduce negative impacts downstream
  • Improve water quality by capturing sediments, nutrients, contaminants and pesticides
  • Protect aquifers and enhancement of recharge
  • Improve wildlife habitat and biodiversity
  • Increase carbon sequestration

Intake Information

The intake for this program is currently open; funding requests will be accepted from November 16, 2023 to 11:59PM on December 14, 2023.

Eligible Applicants

Watershed Districts

Eligible Activities

  • Engineering and consultative fees to restore a previously drained wetland or enhance an existing wetland.
  • Construction of water level controls for wetland restoration
  • Revegetation of restored wetland area and adjacent uplands

Project Timeline

Projects will have up to eighteen months to be completed.

Cost Share Funding

Watershed Districts can be reimbursed for up to 100 per cent of total approved eligible costs.

  • There is a $100,000 maximum funding cap per application worksheet.

Additional Information and Documents

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Terms and Conditions Program Guide Applicant Information Form Application Worksheet