Lake Ida HUC 12 AIG Projects

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

This grant is a follow up to our Lake Ida FY18-19 AIG that has been used to complete a subwatershed assessment for the Lake Ida HUC 12 to identify areas of concentrated flow and potential erosion. The AIG was also used to raise public awareness of the subwatershed and hold public meetings. This assessment is being used to target areas of nonpoint pollution for practice implementation through this grant application. Implementation practices proposed will reduce sediment runoff to Lake Ida by 577.31 tons/year, phosphorus by 434.62 lbs./year, and nitrogen by 238.40 lbs./year.
If funded, this grant application will achieve the Long Prairie WRAPS goal for Lake Ida to reduce phosphorus by 300 lbs./year and make progress towards the goal of reducing sediment loading by 10%. Implementation actives will include: 2 gully fixes, 3 water and Sediment Control Basins projects, 1 terrace project, 2 shoreline stabilizations/restorations, 2 rain gardens, 4 manure storage BMPs, and 20 acres of cover crops. Technical assistance and engineering will be provided through this grant to design and implement BMPs.
Awareness of Lake Ida and its quality will be increased through staff efforts and project implementation. Douglas SWCD has a strong social media presence that is used to share information about projects and activities completed by staff and partners. Projects implemented will be highlighted on the SWCD County Bus Tour which receives local media attention. Douglas SWCD has 3 newsletters annually, distributed through direct mailing, personal contact, and electronically. This grant will help strengthen partnerships between the SWCD, Douglas County, Ida Township, Lake Ida Association, and Douglas County Lakes Association. Several landowners have been waiting several years for funding to complete their projects, without this funding these projects will not be completed, most of the landowners do not qualify for other funding sources such as EQIP or they don't have high match dollars.

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
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Through the proposed grant application, Douglas SWCD will reduce sediment by 577.31 tons/year, phosphorus by 434.62 lbs./year, and nitrogen by 238.40 lbs./year.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Douglas SWCD are: Billy Dropik, Ken Rutten, Mike Cleary, Paul Barsness, Rod Froemming
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Douglas SWCD
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767