A Conservation District cannot exist without its’ partners. The Cooks Creek Conservation District is funding primarily by Manitoba Water Stewardship and the municipalities of Springfield, Taché, Ste. Anne, Brokenhead, and Reynolds.
The municipalities pay a levy based on the assessment of the land within the boundaries of the District. The municipality determines whether it will charge each parcel of land or use revenue at large to pay the levy. The District’s Order In Council determines the range of rates that maybe charged to the municipalities.
The Provincial Grant is determined by the Conservation District Commission (CDC) which is comprised of the Deputy Ministers of Water Stewardship, Agriculture, Intergovernmental Affairs, Transportation and Infrastructure, Conservation, members from the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM), the Manitoba Conservation District Association (MCDA) and a public appointee. The CDC reviews all the Districts proposed budgets and decide on the funding for all 18 Conservation Districts.
The Conservation District Program main office is in Neepawa with branches in Dauphin, Brandon, Winnipeg and Steinbach. The Planning Officers assist the Districts with procedures and planning.
The Manitoba Conservation District Association (MCDA) has a representative from each District and its mandate is 1. Advocacy: To provide a consistent, unified voice to influence decision making in landscape sustainability; 2. Education: To build and enhance relations with public and private partners; and 3. Promotion: To promote the identity of the Manitoba Conservation Districts Association to create presence and visibility. The MCDA hosts an annual convention which is intended to enlighten and encourage conservation practices.
The District has partnered with the Government of Canada on larger infrastructure projects and will continue to pursue these funding programs.
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