Lambert Creek Stream Bank and Buffer Restoration Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Ramsey Conservation District
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
January 2013
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

Lambert Creek is wholly within the Vadnais Lake Area Water Management Organization (VLAWMO) and is located in northeastern Ramsey County. Lambert Creek is surrounded by mainly residential land use and flows through three communities before discharging into East Vadnais Lake, which is the final impoundment reservoir containing the water supply that the Saint Paul Regional Water Services (SPRWS) treats and then distributes to thirteen municipalities including the city of St. Paul.
Streambank erosion and degraded buffers are factors that have contributed to the degradation of Lambert Creek and the increase of nutrient loading. Invasive vegetative species, overland flow and steep cut banks has lead to erosion. The VLAMWO has completed several ground surveys along the creek to identify degraded streambank and buffer areas for restoration. The section of Lambert Creek that was targeted as a high priority for streambank and buffer restoration is located downstream of one of VLAWMO's permanent water monitoring station and flume. The restoration of this area would include the removal of invasive species, stabilization and native vegetation planting, and redirection of creek flow.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Wayne Zellmer -BWSR Grants Coordinator; Matt Drewitz -BWSR South Region Clean Water Specialist; Jeff Hrubes -BWSR North Region Clean Water Specialist; Marcey Westrick -BWSR Metro Clean Water Specialist; Art Persons -MDH Planning Supervisor Drinking Water Protection; Terry Bovee -MDH Principal Planner Drinking Water Protection; Julie Westerlund -DNR Clean Water Coordinator; Dave Friedl -DNR Northern Region Clean Water Specialist; Joshua Stamper -MDA Research Scientist, Pesticide & Fertilizer Management; Dwight Wilcox -MDA Ag BMP Program Planner; Anna Kerr -MPCA -Stormwater / TMDL Coordinator;-DNR Central Region Clean Water Legacy Specialist; Karen Evens - MPCA -Watershed Projects Manager;

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp

Legal Citation / Subdivision
111 006 02 07A 000
Appropriation Language

Laws of Minnesota 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Section 7, and Laws of Minnesota 2012, Chapter 264, Section 7

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Reduce Phosphorus by 6 pounds/year and Sediment by 7 tons/year.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in estimated reductions of 6 lb. of phosphorus per year, 7 tons of sediment per year, and 7 tons of soil lost per year

Source of Additional Funds

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

Recipient Board Members
Janelle Anderson, Gwen Willems, Mara Humphrey, Carrie Wasley, Margaret Behrens
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Ramsey Conservation District
Street Address
1425 Paul Kirkwold Drive
Arden Hills
Zip Code
(651) 266-7274
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767