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Otter Tail County Community Partners Grant Project 2014

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Otter Tail, East SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Otter Tail
Otter Tail
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Community Partners 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Individual project pollutant outcomes will be measured using BWSR pollution reduction estimators. The Lake Associations being targeted all
have established lake monitoring programs. With future monitoring we will be able to track any trends in the water quality parameters currently being monitored.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in estimated reductions of 43 lb. of phosphorus per year, and 45 tons of sediment per year, and 40 tons of soil loss annually

Source of Additional Funds


Project Overview

The Otter Tail County Community Partners Grant Project will enable community groups to go beyond planning and take action to protect their water resources. This grant program will provide targeted community groups with the means to make positive improvements now and identify high priority projects for future opportunities. Engaging community members in the identification of water protection opportunities with the data in recently completed lake assessment reports will help build connections and foster a stewardship ethic. Selecting projects requires community groups to collaboratively develop priorities among the range of water quality impacts. Implementing projects creates a unique, active social environment that helps build energy and momentum to motivate the community toward the next project. Community groups that participate in the Otter Tail County program will emerge with an engaged and energized membership, a better understanding of how to positively influence their water quality, and be well-positioned to identify high priority water quality protection projects.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Otter Tail, East SWCD
Street Address
4 Alfred St NE
Perham; Wadena
Zip Code
218-631-3195 x 4
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Community Partners pass through, recipient Board unknown at this time

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Community Partners pass through, recipient Board unknown at this time

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp