Le Sueur Watershed Technician Greater Blue Earth River Basin - 2014

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$134,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Greater Blue Earth River Basin Alliance
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Faribault
Freeborn
Le Sueur
Waseca
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Accelerated Implementation Grant 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$134,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$44,880
Direct expenses
$134,000
Administration costs
$4,400
Number of full time equivalents funded
6.08
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Funds will be used to hire a watershed technician

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in estimated reductions of 24 lb. of phosphorus per year, 16 tons of sediment per year,66 fewer tons of soil lost annually, and 101 acre-feet of water entering the river

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Greater Blue Earth River Basin Alliance are: Clark Lingbeek, Cody Duroe, Daryl Tasler, Jeremy Nerem, Tom Muller
Project Overview

The Le Sueur Watershed Technician will provide highly focused targeting of conservation programs and practices in this key watershed. The technician will enhance current staff capabilities in the Le Sueur watershed by collecting landowner contact information, producing landowner mailings about funding opportunities, and meeting one-on-one with landowners to discuss conservation concerns they may have. This has been a highly successful method for targeting projects, project identification, landowner contact, and project follow through. The technician will implement 50 projects/practices over a three year period. The Le Sueur watershed is largely agricultural based and contributes high amounts of sediment and nutrients to the Minnesota River. The MPCA has completed its Total Maximum Daily Load assessment of the Le Sueur making this an ideal time to provide engagement and outreach with landowners out in the watershed.

Project Manager
First Name
Kay
Last Name
Clark
Organization Name
Greater Blue Earth River Basin Alliance
Street Address
339 9th St
City
Windom
State
MN
Zip Code
56101
Phone
507-831-1153
Email
kay.clark@windomnet.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
NO
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp