Expanding Master Water Stewards' programming to engage citizens and catalyze clean water projects in exurban and rural communities

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$81,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Washington Conservation District
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Proposed
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Chisago
Washington
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015, First Special Session, Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7(c)
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$81,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$81,000
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Because Stewards are specifically trained in how to foster the implementation of runoff reduction projects, as well as how to educate and encourage other local landowners to do the same, they become an additional asset to an organization to meet its clean

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Washington Conservation District are: Bob Rosenquist, George Weyer, Jen Oknich, Jim Levitt, John Rheinberger, Louise Smallidge
Project Overview

The goal of this project is to adapt and expand the existing successful Master Water Stewards program to engage citizens and catalyze clean water projects in suburban, exurban and rural communities of Washington and southern Chisago Counties. As part of this project, 20 citizens' stewards will be recruited and trained to work in partnership with the Washington Conservation District and area watershed management organizations to implement clean water projects in identified priority areas. Stewards will complete a total of 10 water quality improvement projects in addition to participating in and providing support for education and civic engagement activities, such as community clean-ups.

Project Manager
First Name
Angie
Last Name
Hong
Organization Name
Washington Conservation District
Street Address
455 Hayward Ave N
City
Oakdale
State
MN
Zip Code
55128
Phone
6513308220 x.35
Email
angie.hong@mnwcd.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp