“In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; we will understand only what we have been taught.”
– Baba Doium, Sengalese Ecologist
The Land Conservation Division (LCD) provides engineering technical assistance to landowners and other government entities to address resource concerns. Projects range from addressing barnyard issues to stabilizing eroding stream banks and well abandonment's. If you are experiencing erosion issues feel free to contact the LCD for assistance.
In an effort to help protect groundwater, Eau Claire County has a Cost Share Program for county residents who are closing old wells. Half the cost up to $400 can be reimbursed for properly abandoning a well, contingent upon available funding.
How can you take part?
After you have had your well properly abandoned, fill out and send the items below to:
Eau Claire County LCD
721 Oxford Avenue
Eau Claire, WI. 54703
We will notify you if your application is approved for funding. All items can also be mailed or emailed to you upon request if you call (715)839-6226.
Well Abandonment form from DNR (provided from your well company)
3) Receipts for materials & labor
Gully renovated with engineering assistance provided by LCD staff. A diversion and rock lined waterway were utilized to restore the gully.
Soil & Water Resource Management Grant (Available through the LCD)