Reducing Stormwater Impacts through Community Partnerships in Aitkin County
This project's goal is a 20% reduction in nitrogen by 2020 which aligns with the MN Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS) goal for a 20% nitrogen load reduction from ag watersheds by 2025. Estimated reductions of sediment by 1,504 tons/yr, phosphorus by 1,070 lbs/yr, and nitrogen by 15 lbs/yr are anticipated as a result of this project.
This project resulted in an annual reduction of 25 lbs of phosphorus and 27 tons of sediment.
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
The Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District will partner with local lake associations and other eligible community partners to reduce the impacts of storm water runoff and retain water on the land. We will implement a mini-grant program that will install rain gardens and native vegetation buffers along shorelines using deep-rooted native vegetation that will filter runoff, promote infiltration, and control stormwater runoff and soil erosion.