Long Lake Shore Rehabilitation and Stormwater Treatment

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Isanti SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

This project will install practices to improve water quality in Long Lake, Isanti Co. We will install at least 350 linear feet of restored lakeshore and 3,000 sq ft of native plant stormwater treatment with an emphasis on bioengineering techniques, native plants and locating buffers/swales/rain gardens at points of concentrated overland flow into the lake. By targeting properties that are eroding and/or with concentrated overland flow to the lake we will reduce suspended solids discharge by 6,300 lbs/yr and phosphorus by 0.6 lbs/yr. We will also establish emergent native plants which indirectly improve water quality. This project has two purposes. First is to improve water quality in this impaired lake. The area presently has no stormwater treatment. Lakeshore buffers placed at locations with concentrated overland flow to the lake will serve as the only stormwater treatment in the drainage area, achieving large first cut reductions for the entire up-gradient area. Second, the project is part of a larger effort to change the culture of intense lakeshore manicuring that impacts water quality at this lake and others. Grant funds are sought to expand a 7 year-old program by the Long Lake Improvement District (LLID) for near-shore water quality projects. That program has installed 19 projects to date, but present demand exceeds locally available funding. Each project will require an erosion correction component, using bioengineering techniques and native vegetation. The Isanti SWCD will use grant funds to provide a sub-grant to the Long Lake Improvement Association (LLIA) for project installations. The Long Lake Improvement District (LLID) will contribute to the project by providing cash match ($4,800 annually) and managing project installations in cooperation with Hayland Woods Native Nursery. Landowners will provide labor as in-kind match.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp

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
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will result in 0.5 pounds of phosphorus and 3 tons of sediment be removed per year.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in estimated reductions of 3 lb. of phosphorus per year and 2 tons of sediment per year

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Isanti SWCD are: Al Koczur, Barb Kilpatrick, Roger Larsen, Ryan Carpenter, Wayne Calander
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Isanti SWCD
763-241-1170 x3
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767