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By Aimee Delaney, Green Acreages CoordinatorVisualize your acreage. What’s your ecological footprint look like? Are there things you could change to reduce your environmental impact on your property? In general, acreage owners are doing what they can to help preserve their properties to the best of their abilities, taking time, money, information and other possible hurdles into consideration. But what if there was a way to remove some of those barriers?Through Green Acreages, acreages owners have another tool for their tool belts to help find some resources, opinions or funding opportunities to help make these projects a little more palatable. If you are considering establishing wildlife or pollinator habitat, installing some new solar panels to reduce energy consumption, capturing rainwater in barrels for future use, composting to reduce waste, fencing a wetland or waterbody to prevent livestock damage to the area, reclaiming an old cesspool that leaches through the soil near an aquifer, or some other green project why not apply to Green Acreages for some extra help?Similar to past years of the program, interest continues to grow in Green Acreages and more and more projects are being established on-the-ground with some extra support from the program.Additionally in 2017, a draw had taken place for acreage owners who’ve applied to the Green Acreages program. Two lucky winners were drawn for an extra $1,000 and $2,000 to go towards their project costs for the year.With the winter upon us, now is a perfect time to get all your ducks in a row and project ideas in motion and Green Acreages might be able to help – doesn’t hurt to apply regardless, and you might even walk away with some funding.Call me at 403.342.7367 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started turning your ideas into reality before the spring rush, or for more information on the Green Acreages program.