Lake Vermilion Community Partners
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.
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Community Partners 2016: Laws of MN 2015 First Special Session Chapter 2, Article 7, Section 7
This project will result in 3 to 6 projects along Lake Vermillion.
This project resulted in an estimated annual reduction of 22.8 lbs of phosphorus, 16.5 tons of sediment, and 36.8 tons per year of soil loss.
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS