Where nature and the city meet

The City of Indianapolis constructed the Eagle Creek Reservoir (ECR), prior to and through 1967. The primary purpose for its development was flood control on Eagle Creek.

cost Share Program

NOTE! The Eagle Creek Watershed Alliance has offered a cost-share program in the past, but has no grant funds available at this time.  This webpage will be updated in the future if and when funds become available

The Eagle Creek Watershed has cost share funding available for the implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) that work to reduce nonpoint source water pollutants.  This funding is available to landowners in the Eagle Creek Watershed.  The funding is made available through an IDEM 319 grant, which has been awarded to the Eagle Creek Watershed.

Funding is available for both agriculture and urban practices.  These practices include such projects as:

  • Filter Strips
  • Grassed Waterways
  • No-till Modifications
  • Cover Crops
  • Wetland Creation or Restoration
  • Rain Gardens
  • Porous/Permeable Pavement
  • Green Roofs

If you’re a landowner within the Eagle Creek Watershed, we encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities.  We have team members ready to work with you to get projects installed.