The purpose of the District's Conservation Leadership and Innovation Program is to promote, support, and fund projects that that align Conservation District’s mission and vision. Most projects funded by through the program should aim to reduce the impacts of non-point source pollution, improve the health of our water resources, and/or habitat restoration.

The program is funded through the following revenue streams: the Clean Water Fund (CWF) and the District’s general fund. The CWF monies are collected during the review of applications and issuance of permits, and/or fines levied against violators of the Clean Streams Law. Additionally, the District has allocated a portion of funds from our general budget to support the program.