Lake Vermilion Community Partners

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
St Louis, North SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of MN 2015 1st Special Session Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7
Appropriation Language

Community Partners 2016: Laws of MN 2015 First Special Session Chapter 2, Article 7, Section 7

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will result in 3 to 6 projects along Lake Vermillion.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for St Louis, North SWCD are: Charles Bainter, Curt Kleist, Gary Rantala, Mark Peterson, Peggy Pearson
Project Overview

The North St. Louis Soil & Water Conservation District will work with lake and resort associations, chambers of commerce, and various community groups to identify 3-6 projects with maximum public benefit. Potential projects include community rain gardens, native vegetative buffers and shoreline restorations that improve water quality by reducing stormwater runoff, cleaning stormwater before it is released to the lakes and retaining water on the land longer. The primary waterbody targeted is Lake Vermilion which covers 40,557 acres and has 290 miles of shoreline - the longest in Minnesota. It boasts 365 islands and has direct access to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
St Louis, North SWCD
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp