Pleasant Hill Park Stormwater Retrofit

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Chisago SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
January 2013
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

The City of Lindstrom has identified the subwatershed that includes Pleasant Hill Park as a high priority for a stormwater management project due to the high volume of untreated stormwater discharging directly into South Lindstrom Lake. This is a cooperative project between the City of Lindstrom and the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District.
This 66 acre catchment receives runoff water from residential, commercial downtown and light industrial areas. The park is used as a playground in summer and an ice skating rink in winter. The storm sewer is not sized to handle runoff from wider streets and more impervious surfaces and the outlet in South Lindstrom Lake is under water. During high rain events sediment is carried into the lake and creates a large delta three to four feet below the surface of the water, which also creates a hazard at the private beach area where the outlet is located. Due to the lack of upstream treatment, debris (cigarette butts, papers, cups) is carried directly into the lake and deposited on the shoreline. Filtration and holding areas upstream of the lake will resolve these issues. Adding locations to infiltrate water in the watershed will increase the effectiveness of the current stormwater infrastructure.

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
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp

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
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Reduce Phosphorus by 20 pounds/year, Sediment 5 tons/year and runoff volume by 13 acre-feet/year.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in estimated reductions of phosphorus by 23 lb. per year, and reduced sediment by 5 tons per 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
Craig Mold, Roland Cleveland, David Tollberg, Justin Wilson, Jim Birkholz,
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District
Street Address
38814 Third Ave
North Branch
Zip Code
(651) 674-2333
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767