Minnesota's Legacy

Reducing Stormwater Impacts through Community Partnerships in Aitkin County

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$31,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Aitkin SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Aitkin
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$31,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$483,600
Direct expenses
$804,385
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.01
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in an annual reduction of 25 lbs of phosphorus and 27 tons of sediment.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
Achieved proposed outcomes
Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Board information for grantees can be found within contact directories on BWSR's website under Operational Resources, "About Our Partners".
Project Overview

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.

Project Manager
First Name
Janet
Last Name
Smude
Organization Name
Aitkin SWCD
Street Address
130 Southgate Dr
City
Aitkin
State
MN
Zip Code
56431
Phone
218-927-6565
Email
smude.aitkinswcd@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp