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
$150,000
Direct expenses
$175,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Capitol Region Watershed District is partnering with St. Paul Public Schools to implement a variety of Best Management Practices at Central High School that will improve the quality of stormwater discharged to the Mississippi River. Implementing the projects will reduce sediment by 86% and total phosphorus by 90% over the target area annually. Additionally, 95% of the stormwater volume generated in the project area during a one-inch storm will be treated through infiltration.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in estimated reductions of 4 lb. of phosphorus, 1 ton of sediment, and 4 acre-feet of stormwater

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Capitol Region WD are: Joseph Collins, Mary Texer, Michael Thienes, Seitu Jones, Shirley Reider
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