Coon Creek Park Stream Restoration

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

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.

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)

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.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Coon Creek WD are: Anthony Wilder, Byron Westlund, Nick Phelps, Scott Bromley, Warren Hoffman
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Coon Creek WD
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767