2015 - Chisago County Community Partners Grant
The Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District has been successful in implementing Best Management Practices in certain targeted locations within the county, including the prioritized and assessed areas of Chisago City, Lindstrom, and Center City. However, there are many areas that want to implement conservation projects but aren't within targeted areas. This award will empower community partners, especially lake associations, to award grants for rain gardens, shoreline buffers, and other worthwhile projects to improve water quality.
See http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/index.html and http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/boarddirectory.pdf
Phosphorus Reduced = 3 LBS/YR, and Sediment = 3 TONS/YR.
This project resulted in estimated reductions of 8 lb. of phosphorus per year and 7 tons of sediment per year
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS