Minnesota's Legacy

Nicollet County/SWCD Watershed Implementation Targeting

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$84,152
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Nicollet County
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Nicollet
Nicollet
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of MN 2015 1st Special Session Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7
Appropriation Language

Accelerated Implementation Grant 2016: Laws of MN 2015 First Special Session Chapter 2, Article 7, Section 7

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$84,152
Other Funds Leveraged
$21,038
Direct expenses
$84,152
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will result in the development of the PTMapp in impaired watersheds in Nicollet County.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Nicollet County are:
Project Overview

Nicollet County is located in south central Minnesota and is bordered on two sides by the Minnesota River. A line of forested bluffs separate the river valley from land that is relatively flat and historically used for agricultural purposes. Approximately 245,000 acres of the County are actively farmed. The 2012 impaired waters list for water bodies located in Nicollet County include the Minnesota River, Seven Mile Creek, Rogers Creek and tributaries to the Rush River. This project will develop integrated management tools to accelerate on-the-ground best management projects that can be used to help address these impairments. Specifically, GIS data for the County will be compiled, analyzed, and processed for use in Prioritize, Target, and Measure Application (PTMApp) desktop tools, which will identify sites with high value for best management practice implementation. Local Government Unit (LGU) staff will contact landowners identified from the desktop tools via letters, phone, and in person for site visits to evaluate potential projects that would help address the nutrient and/or sediment impairments consistent with the local Water Management Plan for the County. This project is a partnership between Nicollet County and Nicollet SWCD, with Nicollet County acting as the project administrator. Staff from both offices will provide in kind staff time match throughout the project.

Project Manager
First Name
Amy
Last Name
Linnerooth
Organization Name
Nicollet County
Street Address
501 S. Minnesota Avenue
City
St. Peter
State
MN
Zip Code
56082
Phone
507-934-7072
Email
alinnerooth@co.nicollet.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp