Mille Lacs Lake Watershed and Upper Rum River Watershed Coordinator

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$268,747
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Mille Lacs SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Proposed
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Crow Wing
Mille Lacs
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015, First Special Session, Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7(c)
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$268,747
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$268,747
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

After engaging in outreach activities and enrolling landowners in the Lake Stewardship Program, there will be greater awareness of the role each landowner and citizen has in protecting the water quality in Mille Lacs Lake and the larger watershed. Such kn

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Mille Lacs SWCD are: Barbara Eller, Jake Janski, Kathy Stoeckel, Kurt Beckstrom, Robert Hoefert
Project Overview

This grant will fund the creation of a new Coordinator position with a primary focus on the Mille Lacs Lake subwatershed. Although not currently impaired, the Lake faces increasing development and land use pressure. Implementation of protection strategies is essential to the Lake's long-term health but current staffing does not allow sufficient time to be spent on project development and outreach to identify interested landowners. The Coordinator's principle activity will be implementation of the Mille Lacs Lake Watershed Management Group's Lake Stewardship Program which incentivizes increased water quality protection using recognition and financial assistance.

Project Manager
First Name
Susan
Last Name
Shaw
Organization Name
Mille Lacs SWCD
Street Address
Historic Courthouse, 635 2nd Street St
City
Milaca
State
MN
Zip Code
56353
Phone
320-983-2160
Email
susan.shaw@co.mille-lacs.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp