PROGRAM COST TYPES
Approximately 90 percent of EEP expenditures are directly related to restoring, enhancing, creating and preserving streams, wetlands and riparian buffers, and nutrient-reduction projects. Project costs include land acquisition, project design, construction, maintenance, monitoring and long-term stewardship.
Less than five percent of expenditures are related to watershed planning, feasibility studies and research directed at improving the methods and success of restoring streams, wetlands, riparian buffers and reducing harmful nutrients to watersheds. Only another 6.5 percent of program expenditures go toward administrative costs associated with administering EEP's four In-Lieu Fee programs.