2016 St. Croix River Escarpment Taylors Falls Gully Stabilization

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$220,500
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Chisago SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Chisago
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of MN 2015 1st Special Session Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7
Appropriation Language

Projects and Practices 2016: Laws of MN 2015 First Special Session Chapter 2, Article 7, Section 7

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$220,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$66,500
Direct expenses
$220,500
Administration costs
$304
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.05
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The project is estimated to reduce sediment by 196 tons/yr and phosphorus by 43 lbs/yr

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in estimated reductions of 319 lb. of phosphorus per year, 234 tons of sediment per year, 320 tons of soil loss per year, and 7 acre-feet of stormwater volume per year

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Chisago SWCD are: Craig Mold, David Tollberg, James Birkholz, Justin Wilson, Roland Cleveland
Project Overview

The Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has had such great success implementing gully stabilization projects along the St. Croix River escarpment that all of the current grant funding has been encumbered towards projects. Two large gully projects, one in the City of Taylors Falls and a second nearby in Interstate State Park, are lined up and ready to go as soon as funding is secured. Both of these gullies are large and have been actively eroding for many years, depositing large loads of sediment and phosphorus directly into the St. Croix River. Both projects are complex because of the many landowners and partners involved, all of whom need to be in agreement for the project to move forward. The SWCD has done the footwork to achieve the necessary partnerships and support, access and permits, and matching funds. Without this grant, this hard-earned opportunity may not be available again.

Project Manager
First Name
Craig
Last Name
Mell
Organization Name
Chisago SWCD
Street Address
38814 Third Ave
City
North Branch
State
MN
Zip Code
55056
Phone
651-674-2333
Email
craig.mell@mn.nacdnet.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp