The Middle Park Conservation District has been awarded $22,000 in matching grant money from Colorado State Conservation Board. The purpose of the cost-share monies is to assist landowners with projects that stop irrigation induced erosion and increase irrigation efficiencies. Maintenance projects would not be considered. Land owners who are involved in production agriculture or smaller land owners who have water rights are eligible for the cost-share funds. Possible projects are pipelines, checks and turnouts, division structures and gravity sprinklers. These funds can be used for new structures or to replace old ones. The landowner must provide a 50% match for the amount of funding he/she receives. This funding was also awarded in 2006 and 5 different landowners were approved for projects. The deadline for application is May 1, 2013. Deadline for project completion is November 1, 2013. Engineering specs must meet NRCS requirements. Call the District office at 724-3456 to learn more or see our website at www.middleparkcd.com for an application.