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GCCD Submits Nonpoint Source Grant

The nonpoint source grant that Grant County Conservation District (GCCD) has been working on, Moses Lake Shoreline Restoration and Nutrient Reduction, has been finalized and submitted to the Department of Ecology! The grant is focused around nonpoint source water pollution control and the awardee of the grant will receive up to $250,000 to accomplish their goals. GCCD in coordination with City of Moses Lake and USGS will accomplish the tasks that we have set forth for this grant.

The tasks include:

  • Developing and implementing a Shoreline Nutrient Assessment (SNA) for private and public landowners

  • Developing and constructing the Shoreline Restoration Project Area for a public demonstration

  • Education and outreach

  • Continuation of the USGS Adrian Sink Groundwater Study – Part 2

These tasks will address nonpoint sources around Moses Lake by influencing the shoreline which will lead to improvement of water quality of the lake. The restoration and improvement of shoreline will also improve the aesthetics of the lake. This grant proposal is heavily focused on education and outreach with the SNA and restoration project being outlets to educate landowners on what they can do to help Moses Lake.

We would like to thank the various supporters of the grant that have provided us with a letter of support:

  • Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce

  • City of Moses Lake

  • Confluence Health

  • Grant County Economic Development Council

  • Board of Grant County Commissioners

  • Grant County Health District

  • Moses Lake Irrigation and Rehabilitation District

  • Moses Lake LEAD

  • Hagadone Media

These letters are amazing, helpful, and show how much people care about Moses Lake. Thank you everyone!

We would like to say a special thanks to the City of Moses Lake and USGS for their cooperation on the various tasks and the projects to come. Thank you as well to Debbie Doran-Martinez from the Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce for helping gain the tremendous community support for the grant proposal.

We are excited for the future and the improvements to come for Moses Lake. We look forward to sharing more with you in the future about these tasks. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at any time.


GCCD is here to help improve the lake’s water quality and with the help of the community it can be achieved! For technical and financial assistance contact Grant County Conservation District at (509)765-9618 or email Ron Scerbicke, GCCD Watershed Planner at


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