2019 Buffer Law Implementation

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500,000
Recipient
Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
November 2018
End Date
December 2021
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Statewide
Statewide
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 Details

Buffer Law Implementation 2019

Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017, Chapter 91, Article 2, Section 7(e)
Appropriation Language

to provide assistance, oversight, and grants for supporting local governments in implementing and complying with riparian protection and excessive soil loss requirements.

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$0
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Proposed measurable outcomes TBD

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Board members for each SWCD can be found at http://bwsr.state.mn.us/partners/swcd/swcd.html.
Project Manager
First Name
Marcey
Last Name
Westrick
Organization Name
Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Street Address
520 Lafayette Road North
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
56201
Phone
320-235-3906 x 132
Email
marcey.westrick@state.mn.us
Administered By
Administered by
Location

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

Phone
651- 296-3767