Red River Basin River Watch FY10-FY11

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$346,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Red River Watershed Management Board
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2009
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Planning
Counties Affected
Becker
Beltrami
Big Stone
Clay
Clearwater
Grant
Itasca
Kittson
Koochiching
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
Marshall
Norman
Otter Tail
Pennington
Polk
Red Lake
Roseau
Stevens
Traverse
Wilkin
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2009, Chp. 172, Art. 2, Sec. 4 (i)
Appropriation Language

$150,000 the first year and $196,000 the second year are for grants to the Red River Watershed Management Board to enhance and expand existing river watch activities in the Red River of the North. The Red River Watershed Management Board shall provide a report that includes formal evaluation results from the river watch program to the commissioners of education and the Pollution Control Agency and to the legislative natural resources finance and policy committees and K-12 finance and policy committees by February 15, 2011.

2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$346,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.5
Project Overview

This project will develop an effective transferable model to engage and educate watershed residents, stakeholders and others to better understand and protect watershed ecostystems through environmental monitoring, training, and formal and informal education programs in their local watershed. The project will build on the foundation of the existing Red River Basin River Watch program by strengthening three main activity areas: 1) curriculum integration and teacher training, 2) youth leadership and civic engagement, and 3) applied research collaboration and watershed science skills building. The River Watch program will be delivered through an effective working partnership between local schools and communities; local, state, and federal agencies; and academic institutions throughout the Red River Basin.

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Project Details

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Project Manager
First Name
Wayne
Last Name
Goeken
Organization Name
Red River Watershed Management Board
Street Address
40048 160th Ave. SE
City
Erskine
State
MN
Phone
(218) 574-2622
Email
wrg@gvtel.com