Minnesota's Legacy

North Fork Crow River Watershed District Water Retention and Wetland Restoration

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$149,543
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
North Fork Crow River Watershed District
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
January 2013
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Pope
Stearns
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Pope
Stearns
Legal Citation / Subdivision
111 006 02 07A 000
Appropriation Language

Laws of Minnesota 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Section 7, and Laws of Minnesota 2012, Chapter 264, Section 7

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$149,543
Other Funds Leveraged
$37,386
Direct expenses
$149,543
Administration costs
$960
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.3
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Reduce Phosphorus by 95 pounds/year and Sediment by 80 tons/year.

Source of Additional Funds

The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.

Recipient Board Members
James Wuertz, Bob Brauchler, John Hanson, James Barchenger, Gary Berndt
Project Overview

The North Fork Crow River Watershed (NFCRWD) is mainly agricultural and has numerous public and private drainage ditches. Sub-surface drainage are major contributors to the sediment and nutrient loading into the North Fork Crow River and area Lakes. This project help reach the Rice Lake phosphorous reductions goals. Local landowners are willing to contribute land on public drainage systems to retain water and restore wetlands at three locations with total anticipated yearly pollutant removals of 200 tons of total suspended sediment and 235 pounds of phosphorus.

Project Manager
First Name
Josh
Last Name
Reed
Organization Name
North Fork Crow River Watershed District
Street Address
100 Prairie Ave. N. P.O. Box 40
City
Brooten
State
MN
Zip Code
56336
Phone
(320) 346-2869
Email
nfcrwsd@tds.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Wayne Zellmer -BWSR Grants Coordinator; Matt Drewitz -BWSR South Region Clean Water Specialist; Jeff Hrubes -BWSR North Region Clean Water Specialist; Marcey Westrick -BWSR Metro Clean Water Specialist; Art Persons -MDH Planning Supervisor Drinking Water Protection; Terry Bovee -MDH Principal Planner Drinking Water Protection; Julie Westerlund -DNR Clean Water Coordinator; Dave Friedl -DNR Northern Region Clean Water Specialist; Joshua Stamper -MDA Research Scientist, Pesticide & Fertilizer Management; Dwight Wilcox -MDA Ag BMP Program Planner; Anna Kerr -MPCA -Stormwater / TMDL Coordinator;-DNR Central Region Clean Water Legacy Specialist; Karen Evens - MPCA -Watershed Projects Manager;

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp