Restoring our Waters through our Community

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
January 2013
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

The goal of this project is to implement 10-15 medium sized projects that will infiltrate and reduce pollutant loads to the waters in the Riley-Purgatory-Creek Watershed District. The District intends to achieve this by using their Citizen Advisors who are well involved with local associations, City staff who are familiar with associations in their jurisdiction and also seek less-known association through various advertising methods. We intend to use staff knowledge to insure that the projects are suitable for the site and implemented correctly to maximize efficiency. Our final goal for this project is not only to have these projects on the ground to help our waters but also plant the seeds of water stewardship in the community.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Michael J. Casanova President, Kenneth Wencl Vice President, Howard L. Peterson Treasurer, Kristine Sundberg Secretary, Perry Forster Manager

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Wayne Zellmer -BWSR Grants Coordinator; Matt Drewitz -BWSR South Region Clean Water Specialist; Jeff Hrubes -BWSR North Region Clean Water Specialist; Marcey Westrick -BWSR Metro Clean Water Specialist; Art Persons -MDH Planning Supervisor Drinking Water Protection; Terry Bovee -MDH Principal Planner Drinking Water Protection; Julie Westerlund -DNR Clean Water Coordinator; Dave Friedl -DNR Northern Region Clean Water Specialist; Joshua Stamper -MDA Research Scientist, Pesticide & Fertilizer Management; Dwight Wilcox -MDA Ag BMP Program Planner; Anna Kerr -MPCA -Stormwater / TMDL Coordinator;-DNR Central Region Clean Water Legacy Specialist; Karen Evens - MPCA -Watershed Projects Manager;

Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp

Legal Citation / Subdivision
111 006 02 07G 000
Appropriation Language

Laws of Minnesota 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Section 7, and Laws of Minnesota 2012, Chapter 264, Section 7

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Ten to Fifteen Community Partners Grant Projects

Source of Additional Funds

The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.

Recipient Board Members
Michael J. Casanova President, Kenneth Wencl Vice President, Howard L. Peterson Treasurer, Kristine Sundberg Secretary, Perry Forster Manager
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District
Eden Prairie
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767