Minnesota's Legacy

2016 Buffer Law Implementation

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,280
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Statewide
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015, First Special Session, Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7(c)
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,280
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$150,000
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

8 pounds of phosphorus/year

Measurable Outcome(s)

Funds were used by SWCDs statewide as proposed.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
Achieved proposed outcomes
Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Board information for grantees can be found within contact directories on BWSR's website under Operational Resources, "About Our Partners".
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015, First Special Session, Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7(e)
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$2,500,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
3
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Proposed measurable outcomes TBD

Source of Additional Funds

Clean Water Fund

Project Overview

Governor Mark Dayton's landmark buffer initiative was signed into law in 2015. The law establishes new perennial vegetation buffers of up to 50 feet along rivers, streams, and ditches that will help filter out phosphorus, nitrogen, and sediment. The new law provides flexibility and financial support for landowners to install and maintain buffers.

For grants to Soil and Water Conservation Districts to ensure compliance with riparian buffer or alternate practice requirements for state required buffers and soil erosion law.

Project Manager
First Name
Marcey
Last Name
Westrick
Organization Name
Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources
Phone
(651) 296-3767
Email
marcey.westrick@state.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp