Reducing Lake Quality Impairments through Citizen Action

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$59,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
Freshwater Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2014
End Date
June 2017
Counties Affected
Becker
Douglas
Grant
Otter Tail
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2014, Chp. 226, Sec. 2, Subd. 03k
Appropriation Language

$59,000 the second year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Freshwater Society to train lake associations and other stakeholder groups to develop lake management plans and to implement science-based, citizen-led water quality improvement projects on impaired lakes in west central Minnesota. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2017, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$59,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$59,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.84
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Project Overview

Many lakes in Minnesota are classified as “impaired” for aquatic recreation and aquatic life as the result of nonpoint source pollution. These impairments can be addressed by the citizens that live by and have a vested interest in these water bodies, but there is often a lack of knowledge and resources to take effective action. The Freshwater Society is using this appropriation to train citizen groups in lake ecology and management in order to guide them in implementing water quality improvement projects for their local water bodies.

Project Manager
First Name
Jen
Last Name
Kader
Organization Name
Freshwater Society
Street Address
2424 Territorial Rd, Ste B
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55114
Phone
(651) 313-5807
Email
jkader@freshwater.org