Free Online Event
Thought about planting a pollinator meadow or riparian buffer, but daunted by the expense? Find out how to get state and federal programs to cover most of the cost of eco-friendly improvements to your land! There’s no minimum acreage required for several of the programs, and funding is available for wildlife & pollinator habitat, tree planting, stream fencing, rain gardens, rainwater harvesting, invasives control, and green roofs. Agricultural practices like livestock waterers and stream exclusion are eligible too.
Join conservation nonprofit Sustainability Matters for this free VIRTUAL event. We’ll hear from representatives of the Farm Service Agency (FSA), Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District, and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). They’ll explain the funding they offer, what it covers, and who’s eligible.
We’ll get the landowner perspective too. Jeff & Ali Carithers (stars of Sustainability Matters’ “Native Virginia Now” series) will discuss their decades’ long experience installing large-scale habitat & pollinator plantings, some through conservation cost-share programs. SM’s Executive Director Sari Carp will share her own recent experience with smaller scale habitats, funded by federal cost-share. There’ll be plenty of time for Q&A.
The event is free, but registration is required at the ticket link. Upon registering, you will be emailed the link for the Zoom webinar. We’ll also sign you up for Sustainability Matters’ email list.
Get Paid to Go Green is sponsored by Commonwealth Conservation Services & Ernst Conservation Seeds, and supported by a grant from Pure Water Forum. We’re very grateful to them for covering some of the cost to us of providing this event to you at no charge. Sustainability Matters receives no public funding, and donations to support our programming are not only much appreciated, but much needed!