Minnesota's Legacy

Retrofitting the Oldest High School in MN

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$175,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Capitol Region WD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Ramsey
Ramsey
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$175,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$24,550
Direct expenses
$98,200
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This grant project will result in the design and construction of a series of water quality improvements including 18 rain gardens, 1 bio filtration basin, and 1 sand iron filter in Marine on St. Croix.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in an estimated annual reduction in 4 lbs in phosphorus and 1.465 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

Capitol Region Watershed District is partnering with St. Paul Public Schools to implement a variety of highly visible Best Management Practices at Central High School that will improve the quality of stormwater discharged to the Mississippi River. A tremendous amount of sediment is discharged from the school annually due to the large impervious areas and lack of vegetation. Implementing the projects will reduce sediment by 86% and phosphorus by 90% over the target area annually. Additionally, 95% of the volume generated in the project area during a one-inch storm will be treated through infiltration. The project proponents will also consider opportunities for stormwater harvesting/reuse which would further improve treatment potential.

Project Manager
First Name
Nate
Last Name
Zwonitzer
Organization Name
Capitol Region WD
Street Address
1410 Energy Park Drive, Suite 4
City
St Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55108
Phone
651-644-8888
Email
nate@capitolregionwd.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp