CWP-12: Protecting North and South Fork Yellow Bank River

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$260,900
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Laq qui Parle-Yellow Bank Watershed District
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2012
End Date
April 2016
Activity Type
Analysis/Interpretation
Assessment/Evaluation
Demonstration/Pilot Project
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Mapping
Monitoring
Planning
Preservation
Technical Assistance
Counties Affected
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Yellow Medicine
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$260,900
Project Overview

This project will offer incentives to protect 80 acres of land in filter strips and highly erodible lands adjacent to the rivers; construct 9 sediment and water control basins or terraces; replace 35 open tile intakes and advocate wetland restorations and grassland easement programs; organize a Friendship Tour to bring together Minnesota farmers, county commissioners, farm organizations, local, state and federal agency personnel to experience the watershed, farming practices, discuss future project ideas and strengthen relationships; and upgrade 37 subsurface sewage treatment systems by offering landowners low interest loans for their share of construction.

Project Manager
First Name
Mary
Last Name
Homan
Organization Name
Laq qui Parle-Yellow Bank Watershed District
Phone
(320) 598-3319
Email
mary.homan@lqpco.com