"Lake Sweep" SSTS compliance Inspections on Boy and Swift Lakes

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,120
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Cass County Environmental Services Department
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2012
End Date
December 2014
Activity Type
Restoration/Enhancement
Counties Affected
Cass
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Minnesota 2011, First Special Session chapter 6, article 2, section 7
Appropriation Language

(b) $3,000,000 the first year and $3,000,000 the second year are for targeted local resource protection and enhancement grants. The board shall give priority consideration to projects and practices that complement, supplement, or exceed current state standards for protection, enhancement, and restoration of water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams or that protect groundwater from degradation. Of this amount, at least $1,500,000 each year is for county SSTS implementation.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,120
Other Funds Leveraged
$6,500
Direct expenses
$24,120
Administration costs
$1,170
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.26
Measurable Outcome(s)

Estimated pollution reduction estimates include 1 lb/yr phosphours, 9 tons/yr sediment (TSS), and 1 ton/year soil loss reduction.

Source of Additional Funds

The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.

Project Overview

Boy and Swift Lakes are connected lakes on the Boy River, the major tributary stream to Leech Lake. In cooperation with funding from the Boy/Swft Lake Association and the Initiative Foundation Healthy Lakes and Rivers program, this project will result in Subsurface Treatment System (SSTS) compliance inspections on up to 290 properties on Boy Lake and 69 on Swift Lake. The project will also result in an SSTS record review and inventory of all properties on the two lakes.

The Lake Association will provide volunteer coordination assistance for the project. A trained and certified SSTS professional inspector will be retained to conduct the inspections. Cass County Environmental Services Department provides logistical support, oversight and fiscal management of the project. Systems that fail to meet standards will be brought into compliance using procedures available in rule and ordinance.

Project Manager
First Name
John P.
Last Name
Ringle
Organization Name
Cass County Environmental Services Department
Street Address
Cass County Courthouse, PO Box 3000
City
Walker
State
MN
Zip Code
56484
Phone
(218) 547-7256
Email
john.ringle@co.cass.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

The 20-member BWSR board consists of representatives of local and state government agencies and citizens. Members are appointed by the governor of the state of Minnesota consistent with Minnesota Statutes 103B.101. Board members at the time the grant was made were: County Commissioner Appointees: Quentin Fairbanks; Tom Loveall; Brian Napstad; Soil and Water Conservation District Appointees: Paul Langseth, Louise Smallidge and Bob Burandt; Watershed District or Watershed Management Organization Appointees: Gene Tiedemann, LuAnn Tolliver and Todd Foster; Citizen Appointees: Paul Brutlag ; Gerald Van Amburg; John Meyer; Cities & Townships: Sandy Hooker Township; Christy Jo Fogarty Metro City; Keith Mykleseth Non-Metro City; Agency: Chris Elvrum - Minnesota Department of Health; Rebecca Flood - Pollution Control Agency; Tom Landwehr - Department of Natural Resources; Matt Wohlman - Minnesota Department of Agriculture; Faye Sleeper - Minnesota Extension Service;

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Wayne Zellmer BWSR Grants Coordinator; Matt Drewitz BWSR South Region Clean Water Specialist; Art Persons MDH Planning Supervisor Drinking Water Protection; Jeff Hrubes BWSR North Region Clean Water Specialist; Marcey Westrick BWSR Metro Clean Water Specialist; Julie Westerlund -DNR Clean Water Coordinator; Robert L. Sip MDA Environmental Policy Specialist; Anna Kerr MPCA Stormwater / TMDL Coordinator; Nick Proulx -DNR Central Region Clean Water Legacy Specialist; Karen Evens - MPCA Watershed Projects Manager; Joshua Stamper MDA Research Scientist, Pesticide & Fertilizer Management; Norman R. Mofjeld MDA Hydrologist P.G. Well Management Section;

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No