Connections at Shingle Creek

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Shingle Creek WMC
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

This project is the ecological restoration of 1,400 feet of Shingle Creek, an Impaired Water for low dissolved oxygen and impaired biota, in Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park. The Shingle Creek Impaired Biota and Dissolved Oxygen Total Maximum Daily Load requires sediment oxygen demand load reductions and establishes restoration design standards to enhance habitat that will be incorporated into this project. By adding rock riffles, this project will increase stream reaeration and raise dissolved oxygen concentrations; enhance and add in-stream and near-stream habitat for macroinvertebrates and fish; stabilize eroding streambanks that are contributing sediment and nutrients to the Creek; and modify the stream bed to provide for a low-flow channel to carry an ecological base flow.

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

Nicole Clapp

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Projects and Practices 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The Impaired Biota and
DO TMDL identified both TMDL load reducing actions and actions to improve non-TMDL parameters, and specified that both would be
necessary to achieve state water quality and biotic integrity standards and to restore more natural form and function to Shingle Creek and its corridor. This project will stabilize streambanks, reducing excess sediment contribution from bank mass wasting. A native buffer will filter runoff
from adjacent developed uses, reducing nutrient and sediment flow to the stream. Structures added to the stream will increase aeration, raising dissolved oxygen levels. Improved water quality and habitat enhancement will reduce stress on aquatic organisms and provide conditions for an improved biota.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in estimated reductions of 2 lb. of phosphorus per year and 11 tons of sediment per year

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Shingle Creek WMC are: Dan Stauner, Dawn Swanson, Della Young, Janet Moore, Jeff Johnson, Jon Knutson, Karen Jaeger, Steve Parks, Wayne Sicora
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Shingle Creek WMC
Street Address
3235 Fernbrook Lane
Maple Plain; Plymouth
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767