Lower Sand Creek Corridor Restoration

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Coon Creek WD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
January 2018
End Date
December 2020
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Details

This Lower Sand Creek Corridor Restoration Project will reduce 372 tons of sediment and over 300 pounds of phosphorus annually. This will improve instream and riparian habitat by restoring a half-mile corridor of Lower Sand Creek. A combination of bioengineering and hard-armoring practices will stabilize 2,650 feet of eroding stream bank.

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

Wayne Zellmer

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017, Chapter 91, Article 2, Section 7(b) (BWSR Projects and Practices 2018)
Appropriation Language

$6,882,000 the first year and $12,618,000 the second year are for grants to protect and restore surface water and drinking water; to keep water on the land; to protect, enhance, and restore water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams; and to protect groundwater and drinking water, including feedlot water quality and subsurface sewage treatment system projects and stream bank, stream channel, shoreline restoration, and ravine stabilization projects. The projects must use practices demonstrated to be effective, be of long-lasting public benefit, include a match, and be consistent with total maximum daily load (TMDL) implementation plans, watershed restoration and protection strategies (WRAPS), or local water management plans or their equivalents. A portion of these funds may be used to seek administrative efficiencies through shared resources by multiple local governmental units.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Total suspended solids and total phosphorus load reductions of 372 tons and 316 lbs per year, respectively. Improved habitat and biological integrity as measured by increased MPCA Stream Habitat Assessment scores and macroinvertebrate & fish IBI scores.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Coon Creek WD are: Anthony Wilder, Byron Westlund, Nick Phelps, Scott Bromley, Warren Hoffman
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Coon Creek WD
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767