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Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group (PAAWG)


 

The Region of Peel, in partnership with Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) and Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA), have developed the Peel Rural Water Quality Program (PRWQP) to support agricultural landowners as they try to make a better connection between agriculture, rural land use and the environment.

This program was developed with input from local farmers and residents as well as representatives from the Peel Federation of Agriculture and the Peel Soil and Crop Improvement Association.

The program provides technical and financial resources to qualified rural landowners to continue their efforts as environmental stewards.

What projects are eligible for funding?

The following is a list of projects that are eligible for funding. The list is not exclusive. If you have a project that is not on this list, contact conservation authority staff, you may still be eligible for funding as well as technical support. Well capping is available directly through the Region of Peel for all landowners.

For more information, please refer to the Peel Rural Water Quality Program Guidelines (PDF).

Eligible Project Grant Rate Grant Cap
Barnyard Runoff Control & Clean Water Diversion 50% $10,000
Cover Crops $100/ acre up to 50 acres
Education & Training 100%2 $1,000
Erosion Control Structures 70% $10,000
Fuel & Chemical Storage 50% $3,000
Integrated Pest Management 50% $5,000
Irrigation Management 50% $10,000
Livestock Fencing from Environmentally Sensitive Features 80%3 $20,000
Manure Storage & Handling Systems and Composting Facilities 50%4 $25,0004
Milkhouse Washwater Disposal 50% $10,000
Natural Area Enhancement & Creation 100% $20,000
Nutrient Management Plan 70%5 $3,0005
Nutrient Management Strategy 70%6 $2,0006
Private Well Upgrade 50% $3,000
Silage Storage Enhancement & Relocation 50% $15,000
Tree Planting 100% $10,000
  1. Limited to a maximum of 50 ac/farm business over the life of the program
  2. Limited to once per year
  3. 100% grant rate will apply on materials only if installed by landowner
  4. For first application – 50% up to $25,000. For second and subsequent applications on the same property – 35% up to $15,000
  5. For first application – 70% up to $3,000. For second and subsequent applications – 35% up to $1,500 and only available to farms that are 1) not currently phased into nutrient management legislation or 2) required to update an existing strategy and/or plan as a result of a voluntary best management practice project.
  6. For first application – 70% up to $2,000. For second and subsequent applications – 35% up to $1,000 and only available to farms that are 1) not currently phased into nutrient management legislation or 2) required to update an existing strategy and/or plan as a result of a voluntary best management practice project.

Who Do I Contact For More Information?

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Phone: 416-661-6600 ext. 5349
Email: ruralwater@trca.on.ca
Credit Valley Conservation
Phone: 1-800-668-5557 ext. 430
Email: ruralwater@creditvalleyca.ca
Region of Peel
Regional Planning and Growth Management Division,
Public Works

Phone: 905-791-7800 ext. 4426
Toll free: 1-888-919-7800 ext. 4426
Email: PAAWG@peelregion.ca

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Revised: Friday April 12 2019

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