Lambert Creek Stream Bank and Buffer Restoration Project
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.
Please reference following link: http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/boarddirectory.pdf
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;
Laws of Minnesota 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Section 7, and Laws of Minnesota 2012, Chapter 264, Section 7
Reduce Phosphorus by 6 pounds/year and Sediment by 7 tons/year.
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
The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.