2016 Itasca SWCD Stormwater implementation grant
This project is the first step toward a regional based implementation approach to reduce phosphorus and total suspended solids in the 12 cities on the Mississippi River. By the time this project is approved, a stormwater retrofit analysis will be completed for the cities, and the MHB will be discussing with them a strategic way to implement the study on a regional scale. By funding this project, you are encouraging the future implementation in a strategic and organized process. At a project level, we are trying to achieve a 50% reduction in total phosphorus and an 80% reduction in Total Suspended Solids, and get the community involved with implementation and educational efforts. The project recommended below will help achieve this objective by implementing a detention basin with educational signage and public trail, with kids and master gardeners involved with the planting of native grasses and pollinator forbes. Educational flyers will be mailed out to landowners in the watershed to educate them about this practice, and activities they can do to keep the Mississippi River healthy and protected.
See http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/index.html and http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/boarddirectory.pdf
Projects and Practices 2016: Laws of MN 2015 First Special Session Chapter 2, Article 7, Section 7
This project adddresses a commercial and industrial area whiich has higher loading of sediment and phosphorus versus residential areas. An estimated reduction of sediment loading by 2 tons/yr and phosphorus by 8 lbs/yr is expected as a results of this project.
This project resulted in estimated reductions of 9 lb. of phosphorus and 2 tons of sediment annually
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS