ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) is now accepting applications for the Lawns to Legumes program for fall 2020 projects.

The program aims to increase residential habitat for at-risk pollinators by providing residents with workshops, planting guides and potential reimbursement for gardening projects. Applications are due June 2.

An initial application period for spring 2020 projects yielded more than 5,000 applications. Those who did not receive funding will be automatically considered for the second application period.

Minnesota residents who have an area for outdoor planting can apply to be reimbursed for up to $350 in costs associated with establishing new pollinator habitat in their yards. Awardees provide a 25% match. This match can be in the form of purchasing materials, hiring contractors or as in-kind time spent planting or maintaining plants.

To apply, visit