Looking for help conserving energy and controlling snow deposition? A windbreak could be the answer. The Cherokee Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) offers cost share assistance through the Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) Program.
Individuals can receive 75% cost share up to $22.50 per tree and $3.75 per shrub with a total dollar limit of $1500 per year. Income is not a factor in eligibility. Interested parties should contact the SWCD at 225-4151 or stop in the office at 314 Lake Street in Cherokee.
The first step is filling out a simple application and later one of our technicians will do a site visit to develop a windbreak plan. If the applicant is agreeable with the plan the application is ran through a Commissioner's meeting for approval.