Brown County Volunteer Water Monitoring Program

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$33,065
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Brown County
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2010
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Monitoring
Counties Affected
Brown
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$33,065
Number of full time equivalents funded
.15
Project Overview

This project will work in cooperation with individual volunteers to perform grab samples and visual assessments of four waterbody sites in Brown County. The data collected will be an educational tool to inform the County’s citizens about water quality concerns. Using volunteers to collect the water quality samples and visual assessments will result in the volunteers taking personal pride and stewardship in clean water throughout the County. Sites that will be assessed include Judicial Ditch 10, County Ditch 63, County Ditch 10 and a an unnamed stream that enters into Spring Creek, a DNR designated trout stream. The monitoring sites selected are located within the Middle Minnesota River Watershed, which is impaired for fecal coliform and turbidity.

Project Manager
First Name
Brooke
Last Name
Patterson
Organization Name
Brown County
Phone
(507) 233-6641
Email
brooke.patterson@co.brown.mn.us