Bryn Mawr Meadows Water Quality Improvement Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Bassett Creek WMC
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Start Date
February 2020
End Date
December 2022
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Details

This project will capture and treat runoff from 45.1 acres of residential area in Minneapolis, just west of downtown. Currently runoff from this area flows untreated into nearby Bassett Creek. A feasibility study for this project was completed in January 2019 and estimates the project will reduce total phosphorus and total suspended solids by 30 and 10,469 lbs/year, respectively. The project includes the creation of new storm water management ponds as water features within Bryn Mawr Meadows Park and will be implemented to capitalize on a park reconstruction project planned by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board with design scheduled for 2021 and construction in 2022.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Marcey Westrick

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Minnesota Session Laws 2019, 1st Special Session, Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7.
Appropriation Language

[Projects and Practices 2020] (b) $16,000,000 the first year and $16,000,000 the second year are for grants to local government units 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 this money may be used to seek administrative efficiencies through shared resources by multiple local governmental units. Up to 20 percent of this appropriation is available for land-treatment projects and practices that benefit drinking water.

2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Administration costs
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Treat stormwater runoff from 45.1 ac, currently untreated area
Reduce TP and TSS loads to Bassett Cr and Mississippi R by 30 and 10,469 lbs/yr, respectively
Use native plants for pollinator & riparian habitat
Include educational features & signs

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Bassett Creek WMC are: Clint Carlson, Jim Prom, Jim de Lambert, John Elder, Michael Welch, Mike Fruen, Stacy Harwell
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Bassett Creek WMC
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767