Mille Lacs Lake Protection Stormwater Control
This project will implement five stormwater control BMPs and educate watershed landowners regarding proper management of stormwater control. These projects will serve to change behavior and perceptions of how stormwater may be managed, and demonstrate how easy changes may have a positive impact on land stewardship and water quality protection. 100 rain barrels will be distributed at a reduced cost to critical landowners. These will serve as examples to numerous area residents, resulting in benefits that include control of stormwater runoff and increased awareness of the water quality impacts of untreated stormwater runoff. Education activities will increase awareness of and concern about consequences of improper stormwater management practices and their environmental impacts. All efforts combined will engage the local citizens and further the project goal of protecting the water quality of Big Sandy and Minnewawa Lakes. Involvement of citizen volunteers will increase their confidence and ability to address stormwater management and water quality concerns and foster their continued leadership in the local community.