Ramsey County Community Partners

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

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.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Janelle Anderson - Secretary, Gwen Willems - Vice Chair, Mara Humphrey - Chair, Carrie Wasley - Treasurer, Margaret Behrens- Information & Education

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 07G 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)

Six to Twelve Community Partners Grant Projects

Measurable Outcome(s)

A total of 9 projects were installed using this grant.

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
Janelle Anderson, Gwen Willems, Mara Humphrey, Carrie Wasley, Margaret Behrens
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Ramsey Conservation District
Street Address
1425 Paul Kirkwold Drive
Arden Hills
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767