Cost Effective Stormwater Control in Cass County
Most municipalities located in Cass County are adjacent to surface waters that drain into the Upper Mississippi River Watershed. In some cases, over 30% of the community consists of impervious surface coverage. Few, if any of these communities have done any work to retrofit existing stormwater systems. As a result, large amounts of untreated stormwater carrying phosphorus, nitrogen and sediments enter the river. These impacts have resulted in the degrading of water quality in the watershed. This project will engage local lake associations and other local non-profits to partner in community efforts to retrofit areas in their communities and municipalities. The installation of curb cut raingardens at strategic locations will greatly reduce the amounts of untreated pollutants from entering surface waters.
Neal Gaalswyk-1st District Commissioner, Robert Kangas-2nd District Commissioner, Jeff Peterson-3rd District Commissioner, James Dowson-4th District Commissioner, Dick Downham-5th District Commissioner
Wayne Zellmer -BWSR Grants Coordinator; Matt Drewitz -BWSR South Region Clean Water Specialist; Jeff Hrubes -BWSR North Region Clean Water Specialist; Marcey Westrick -BWSR Metro Clean Water Specialist; Art Persons -MDH Planning Supervisor Drinking Water Protection; Terry Bovee -MDH Principal Planner Drinking Water Protection; Julie Westerlund -DNR Clean Water Coordinator; Dave Friedl -DNR Northern Region Clean Water Specialist; Joshua Stamper -MDA Research Scientist, Pesticide & Fertilizer Management; Dwight Wilcox -MDA Ag BMP Program Planner; Anna Kerr -MPCA -Stormwater / TMDL Coordinator;-DNR Central Region Clean Water Legacy Specialist; Karen Evens - MPCA -Watershed Projects Manager;
Laws of Minnesota 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Section 7, and Laws of Minnesota 2012, Chapter 264, Section 7
Up to Twenty Community Partners Grant Projects
The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.