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BWSR offering lawns to legumes grants

Lawns to Legumes hopes to increase residential habitat for at-risk pollinators in Minnesota.

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ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) is now accepting applications for the Lawns to Legumes program, which aims to increase residential habitat for at-risk pollinators across the state. All Minnesota residents are eligible to apply for individual support grants, which reimburse gardeners for up to $300 in costs associated with establishing pollinator habitat in their yards.

Lawns to Legumes offers a combination of workshops, coaching, planting guides and cost-share funding for installing pollinator-friendly native plantings in residential lawns. The program launched in 2019 with a $900,000 appropriation from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF). BWSR received more than 7,500 applications for individual support grants during the program’s first year, demonstrating a significant demand for funding. This year, the program received two additional ENRTF appropriations totaling nearly $2 million to extend program opportunities to more Minnesota residents.

To apply, visit https://bit.ly/3klPtP2. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 15, 2022. Recipients will be emailed in March 2022 and have until Dec. 15, 2022, to install their projects.

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