Aitkin County Partnerships for Clean Water

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Aitkin County Soil & Water
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
January 2013
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

The Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District will partner with the Aitkin County Lakes and Rivers Association, Lake Associations, as well as other eligible community partners to reduce the impacts of stormwater runoff and keep water on the land. A mini-grant program to install rain gardens and native vegetation buffers along shorelines of lakes with a completed "Lake Assessment" supported by previous BWSR funding or a TMDL Implementation Plan will be implemented. These practices will utilize deep rooted native vegetation that will filter runoff, promote infiltration, and control stormwater runoff and soil erosion, while building the capacity of local partners to address their own priority water quality improvement projects.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Mike Lentz - Chair, Roger Vogt - Vice Chair, Bob Janzen - Treasurer, Bob Roseberg - Secretary, Frank Turnock - Reporter

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 07G 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)

5 Community Partners Grant Projects

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in estimated reductions of 8 tons of sediment per year and 8 lb. of phosphorus per 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
Mike Lentz, Roger Vogt, Bob Janzen, Bob Roseberg, Frank Turnock
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Aitkin County Soil & Water Conservation District
Street Address
130 Southgate Drive
Zip Code
(218) 927-6565
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767