Ramsey County Community Partners
Ramsey County has over 3,500 acres tied to faith based organizations and schools. On average, these properties contribute one billion gallons of stormwater runoff, 3,000 pounds of phosphorus, and 1,000 tons of sediment to local water bodies. The Ramsey Conservation District (RCD) in partnership with local property owners and watershed districts/water management organizations will install 6-12 stormwater projects that will help protect and improve water quality of surrounding lakes.
The RCD will target properties that are within a subwatershed of impaired waters or within a completed Subwatershed Assessment. Other targeted properties will include sites RCD staff has worked with in the past that have full designed plans, but need additional money to move the project forward. This will be a unique program with a focus on engaging groups through the installation of exceptionally visible and community accessible raingardens, green roofs, or other stormwater projects.
Janelle Anderson - Secretary, Gwen Willems - Vice Chair, Mara Humphrey - Chair, Carrie Wasley - Treasurer, Margaret Behrens- Information & Education
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;
Laws of Minnesota 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Section 7, and Laws of Minnesota 2012, Chapter 264, Section 7
Six to Twelve Community Partners Grant Projects
A total of 9 projects were installed using this grant.
The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.