Coon Creek Park Stream Restoration
This project will reduce sediment and nutrient loading (237 tons of TSS & 201 lbs of TP per year) and improve in-stream and riparian habitat by restoring a 1.1-mile corridor of Coon Creek in Andover, MN. To address the aquatic life impairment, 2250 LF of actively eroding stream banks will be stabilized via bioengineering practices such as toe wood, root wads, brush mattresses, bank re-shaping, and planting with native pollinator-friendly riparian vegetation. Hard-armoring practices will be restricted to areas adjacent to bridge abutments and to protect existing trail infrastructure. Cross vanes and other in-channel structures will also be installed to reduce channel incision and increase habitat heterogeneity. Former oxbows which are currently perched will be excavated to create backwater habitat and to increase floodplain connectivity and storage.
[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.
Annual pollutant load reductions of 237 tons of total suspended solids and 201 lbs of total phosphorus. Improved habitat and biological integrity as measured by increased MPCA Stream Habitat Assessment scores and macroinvertebrate & fish IBI scores.
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS