Ramsey County Community Partners 2015 Program
The purpose of this program is to provide cost share funding to community groups for the installation of community accessible rain gardens and other water quality projects in Ramsey County. The Ramsey Conservation District (RCD) in partnership with local property owners and Watershed Districts/Water Management Organizations will install 6-12 stormwater best management projects that will help protect and improve water quality of surrounding lakes, streams, rivers, and wetlands. The installed practices will reduce an estimated 3.25 million gallons (10 ac-ft) of stormwater runoff, 9 lbs of phosphorous, and 2.5 tons of sediment annually.
This project will result in the implementation of over 50 best management practices being installed in addition to the enrollment of up to 1,900 acres in conservation practices resulting in reductions of 17,801 tons of sediment and 17,784 pounds of phosphorous from entering surface waters yearly in the watershed.
This project resulted in an annual estimated reduction of 5.2 lbs of phosphorus and 1.09 tons of sediment.
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS