The 400 Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
City of Plymouth
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Start Date
January 2013
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Fund Administration
Counties Affected
Project Overview

The Medicine Lake Excess Nutrient Total Maximum Daily Load study indicates a volume reduction of 10% will reduce phosphorus loading to Medicine Lake by over 300 pounds. The 400 Project is a grant program supporting projects to reduce existing impervious surface and increase infiltration through the implementation and use of porous pavement(s) and/or reinforced turf technology. While new construction has more opportunity to include water quality improvements, The 400 Project is unique in that can assist with redevelopment projects where space is limited.
The 400 Project is a priority for the City of Plymouth because there is opportunity to address water quality impairments, excess water volume, protect recently constructed improvements, and to provide best management practices in areas of the City where those practices are few and the contribution to water quality impairments is high. The 400 Project will eliminate 400 acres of existing impervious surface in Plymouth over the next 15 years. Additionally, porous pavement(s) and reinforced turf technology have both aesthetic and functional advantages over traditional conservation practices. Eligible participants in this program include commercial, industrial, institutional, public, or residential properties as well as public improvement projects.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Wayne Zellmer -BWSR Grants Coordinator; Matt Drewitz -BWSR South Region Clean Water Specialist; Jeff Hrubes -BWSR North Region Clean Water Specialist; Marcey Westrick -BWSR Metro Clean Water Specialist; Art Persons -MDH Planning Supervisor Drinking Water Protection; Terry Bovee -MDH Principal Planner Drinking Water Protection; Julie Westerlund -DNR Clean Water Coordinator; Dave Friedl -DNR Northern Region Clean Water Specialist; Joshua Stamper -MDA Research Scientist, Pesticide & Fertilizer Management; Dwight Wilcox -MDA Ag BMP Program Planner; Anna Kerr -MPCA -Stormwater / TMDL Coordinator;-DNR Central Region Clean Water Legacy Specialist; Karen Evens - MPCA -Watershed Projects Manager;

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp

Legal Citation / Subdivision
111 006 02 07A 000
Appropriation Language

Laws of Minnesota 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Section 7, and Laws of Minnesota 2012, Chapter 264, Section 7

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Reduce Phosphorus by 310 pounds/year.

Source of Additional Funds

The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.

Recipient Board Members
Kelli Slavik (Mayor), Judy Johnson, Jeffry Wosje, Bob Stein, Ginny Black, Tim Bildsoe, Jim Willis
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
City of Plymouth
Street Address
3400 Plymouth Blvd.
Zip Code
(763) 509-5526
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767