Carlton County Enhanced Targeted Civic Engagement for the Nemadji Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS)

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$55,171
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Carlton County SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
August 2016
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Monitoring
Counties Affected
Carlton
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$55,171
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.41
Project Overview

This project builds on past successful civic engagement efforts and will focus in on critical problem areas, to both identify the contributing areas of pollutant and also outreach to identify the most likely landowner contacts and engagements for continued success in the watershed. Field monitoring will refine what is currently known about pollutant inputs. Several outreach events will target specific landowner groups to provide forums on best management practices in forestry management and lakeshore/riparian stream buffer management. The project goal is to continue the Nemadji Watershed on a path to a healthier watershed with increased public awareness, increased technical agency partnerships, and prioritized and targeted implementation for better water quality. This work also supports efforts to move the Nemadji Watershed towards a local water management plan update via the Board of Soil and Water Resources (BWSR) One Watershed One Plan process in upcoming years.

Project Details
Project Manager
First Name
Brad
Last Name
Matlack
Organization Name
Carlton County SWCD
Street Address
PO Box 29
City
Carlton
State
MN
Zip Code
55718
Phone
(218) 384-3891