Streambank Stabilization and Restoration Program

The stream bank stabilization and restoration program is designed to demonstrate effective, inexpensive vegetative and bio-engineering techniques for limiting stream bank erosion. Program monies fund demonstration projects at suitable locations statewide and provide cost-share assistance to landowners with severely eroding stream banks. The Illinois Department of Agriculture, Illinois' soil and water conservation districts (SWCDs) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (NRCS) serve as partners in implementing the program.


Both cost-share assistance and demonstration project funding require sites meet assessment and selection criteria established for successful stream bank stabilization using vegetative or other bio-engineering techniques. Program funds maybe used for labor, equipment and materials. Proposals must be sponsored by the local SWCD. Grant recipients are selected by an independent committee in the fall of the year. Recipients of cost-share and demonstration project funding must agree to maintain stream bank stabilization practices for at least 10 years.

?For more information about this program, contact your local SWCD or the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

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Illinois Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Land and Water Resources
801 Sangamon Avenue
State Fairgrounds, P.O. Box 19281
Springfield, Illinois  62794
Phone: (217) 782-6297
Fax: (217) 557-0993


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Illinois

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