2019 Well Sealing Cost-Share, Ramsey County SWCD

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Ramsey Conservation District
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
January 2019
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Ramsey
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017, Chapter 91, Article 2, Section 7(b)
Appropriation Language

for grants to protect and restore surface water and drinking water; to keep water on the land; to protect, enhance, and restore water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams; and to protect groundwater and drinking water, including feedlot water quality and subsurface sewage treatment system projects and stream bank, stream channel, shoreline restoration, and ravine stabilization projects. The projects must use practices demonstrated to be effective, be of long-lasting public benefit, include a match, and be consistent with total maximum daily load (TMDL) implementation plans, watershed restoration and protection strategies (WRAPS), or local water management plans or their equivalents. A portion of these funds may be used to seek administrative efficiencies through shared resources by multiple local governmental units.

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$86,000
Direct expenses
$0
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We can quantify the number of wells sealed with grant funds, estimated at 115-140 based on past average costs.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Ramsey Conservation District are: Gwen Willems, Lena Buggs, Mara Humphrey, Margaret Behrens, Paul Gardner
Project Overview

Ramsey County SWCD is applying to continue the implementation of its popular and successful well sealing cost-share program to help protect the groundwater, especially in highly vulnerable drinking water supply management areas, by permanently and professionally sealing between 115 and 140 abandoned wells in the county.

Project Details

Projects and Practices 2019

Project Manager
First Name
Andrea
Last Name
Prichard
Organization Name
Ramsey Conservation District
Street Address
1425 Paul Kirkwold Drive
City
Arden Hills
State
MN
Zip Code
55112
Phone
651-266-7274
Email
andrea.prichard@co.ramsey.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp