Seminary Fen Protection

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$0
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$0
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$0
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$0
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$0
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$0
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Metropolitan Council
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2010
End Date
June 2019
Activity Type
Assessment/Evaluation
Planning
Technical Assistance
Counties Affected
Carver
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2010, Chp. 361 Art. 2, Sec. 5
Appropriation Language

$400,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2011 from the clean water fund, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 114D.50, to the Metropolitan Council to fund Metropolitan Council water supply planning activities under section 473.1565, for projects that include, but are not limited to, protection of the Seminary Fen and Valley Branch Trout Stream; lessening groundwater vulnerability by mapping glacial aquifers; creation of a comprehensive map of known groundwater contaminant plumes; and the design of plans that can be used by communities for reusing storm water. By January 15, 2011, the council shall report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions that make recommendations for appropriations from the clean water fund on the outcomes of the council's water supply planning activities. This appropriation is onetime and available until expended.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$0
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$0
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Communities will have more certainty about what water sources can be developed to meet projected demands without compromising the integrity of the fen. Land use and natural resource managers will have a comprehensive plan for addressing various the needs of the growing communities while protecting the fen.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Outcomes will be reported at project completion.

Description of Funds
Seminary Fen Workgroup supports ongoing collaboration, but no contracts awarded in this Fiscal Year.
Recipient Board Members
Susan Haigh (Chair), Roxanne Smith, Lona Schreiber, Jennifer Munt, Gary Van Eyll, Steve Elkins, James Brimeyer, Gary L. Cunningham, Adam Duininck, Edward Reynoso, John Doan, Sandy Rummel, Harry Melander, Richard Kramer, Jon Commers, Steven T. Chavez, Wendy Wulff
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2010, Chp. 361 Art. 2, Sec. 5
Appropriation Language

$400,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2011 from the clean water fund, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 114D.50, to the Metropolitan Council to fund Metropolitan Council water supply planning activities under section 473.1565, for projects that include, but are not limited to, protection of the Seminary Fen and Valley Branch Trout Stream; lessening groundwater vulnerability by mapping glacial aquifers; creation of a comprehensive map of known groundwater contaminant plumes; and the design of plans that can be used by communities for reusing storm water. By January 15, 2011, the council shall report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions that make recommendations for appropriations from the clean water fund on the outcomes of the council's water supply planning activities. This appropriation is onetime and available until expended.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$0
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$0
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

See 2011 Fiscal Year Proposed Measurable Outcomes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Outcomes will be reported at project completion.

Description of Funds
Seminary Fen Workgroup supports ongoing collaboration, but no contracts awarded in this Fiscal Year.
Recipient Board Members
Susan Haigh (Chair), Roxanne Smith, Lona Schreiber, Jennifer Munt, Gary Van Eyll, Steve Elkins, James Brimeyer, Gary L. Cunningham, Adam Duininck, Edward Reynoso, John Doan, Sandy Rummel, Harry Melander, Richard Kramer, Jon Commers, Steven T. Chavez, Wendy Wulff
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2010, Chp. 361 Art. 2, Sec. 5
Appropriation Language

$400,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2011 from the clean water fund, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 114D.50, to the Metropolitan Council to fund Metropolitan Council water supply planning activities under section 473.1565, for projects that include, but are not limited to, protection of the Seminary Fen and Valley Branch Trout Stream; lessening groundwater vulnerability by mapping glacial aquifers; creation of a comprehensive map of known groundwater contaminant plumes; and the design of plans that can be used by communities for reusing storm water. By January 15, 2011, the council shall report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions that make recommendations for appropriations from the clean water fund on the outcomes of the council's water supply planning activities. This appropriation is onetime and available until expended.

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$0
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$0
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

See 2011 Fiscal Year Proposed Measurable Outcomes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Outcomes will be reported at project completion.

Description of Funds
Seminary Fen Workgroup supports ongoing collaboration, but no contracts awarded in this Fiscal Year.
Recipient Board Members
Adam Duininck (Chair), Katie Rodriguez, Lona Schreiber, Jennifer Munt, Deb Barber, Steve Elkins, Gail Dorfman, Gary L. Cunningham, Cara Letofsky, Edward Reynoso, Marie McCarthy, Sandy Rummel, Harry Melander, Richard Kramer, Jon Commers, Steven T. Chávez and Wendy Wulff
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2010, Chp. 361 Art. 2, Sec. 5
Appropriation Language

$400,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2011 from the clean water fund, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 114D.50, to the Metropolitan Council to fund Metropolitan Council water supply planning activities under section 473.1565, for projects that include, but are not limited to, protection of the Seminary Fen and Valley Branch Trout Stream; lessening groundwater vulnerability by mapping glacial aquifers; creation of a comprehensive map of known groundwater contaminant plumes; and the design of plans that can be used by communities for reusing storm water. By January 15, 2011, the council shall report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions that make recommendations for appropriations from the clean water fund on the outcomes of the council's water supply planning activities. This appropriation is onetime and available until expended.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$0
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$0
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

See 2011 Fiscal Year Proposed Measurable Outcomes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Outcomes will be reported at project completion.

Description of Funds
Seminary Fen Workgroup supports ongoing collaboration, but no contracts awarded in this Fiscal Year.
Recipient Board Members
Adam Duininck (Chair), Katie Rodriguez, Lona Schreiber, Jennifer Munt, Deb Barber, Steve Elkins, Gail Dorfman, Gary L. Cunningham, Cara Letofsky, Edward Reynoso, Marie McCarthy, Sandy Rummel, Harry Melander, Richard Kramer, Jon Commers, Steven T. Chávez and Wendy Wulff
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2010, Chp. 361 Art. 2, Sec. 5
Appropriation Language

$400,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2011 from the clean water fund, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 114D.50, to the Metropolitan Council to fund Metropolitan Council water supply planning activities under section 473.1565, for projects that include, but are not limited to, protection of the Seminary Fen and Valley Branch Trout Stream; lessening groundwater vulnerability by mapping glacial aquifers; creation of a comprehensive map of known groundwater contaminant plumes; and the design of plans that can be used by communities for reusing storm water. By January 15, 2011, the council shall report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions that make recommendations for appropriations from the clean water fund on the outcomes of the council's water supply planning activities. This appropriation is onetime and available until expended.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$0
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$0
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

See 2011 Fiscal Year Proposed Measurable Outcomes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Outcomes will be reported at project completion.

Description of Funds
Seminary Fen Workgroup supports ongoing collaboration, but no contracts awarded in this Fiscal Year.
Recipient Board Members
Adam Duininck (Chair), Katie Rodriguez, Lona Schreiber, Jennifer Munt, Deb Barber, Steve Elkins, Gail Dorfman, Gary L. Cunningham, Cara Letofsky, Edward Reynoso, Marie McCarthy, Sandy Rummel, Harry Melander, Richard Kramer, Jon Commers, Steven T. Chávez and Wendy Wulff
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2010, Chp. 361 Art. 2, Sec. 5
Appropriation Language

$400,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2011 from the clean water fund, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 114D.50, to the Metropolitan Council to fund Metropolitan Council water supply planning activities under section 473.1565, for projects that include, but are not limited to, protection of the Seminary Fen and Valley Branch Trout Stream; lessening groundwater vulnerability by mapping glacial aquifers; creation of a comprehensive map of known groundwater contaminant plumes; and the design of plans that can be used by communities for reusing storm water. By January 15, 2011, the council shall report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions that make recommendations for appropriations from the clean water fund on the outcomes of the council's water supply planning activities. This appropriation is onetime and available until expended.

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$0
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$0
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

See 2011 Fiscal Year Proposed Measurable Outcomes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Outcomes will be reported at project completion.

Description of Funds
Seminary Fen Workgroup supports ongoing collaboration, but no contracts awarded in this Fiscal Year.
Recipient Board Members
Adam Duininck (Chair), Katie Rodriguez, Lona Schreiber, Jennifer Munt, Deb Barber, Steve Elkins, Gail Dorfman, Gary L. Cunningham, Cara Letofsky, Edward Reynoso, Marie McCarthy, Sandy Rummel, Harry Melander, Richard Kramer, Jon Commers, Steven T. Chávez and Wendy Wulff
Project Overview

The Metropolitan Council is working with local partners to evaluate and address potential threats to the Seminary Fen, a calcareous wetland in southeastern Carver County. This rare and sensitive water feature, protected by Minnesota Statutes 103G.223, relies on the discharge of groundwater to sustain a unique and protected plant community. Growing communities near the fen also rely on groundwater for their water supply. Work includes monitoring and assessment to evaluate the potential effects of current and projected groundwater withdrawals, surface water management, and land-use activities on the Seminary Fen. This effort supports the development and implementation of local plans to guide management activities addressing pressures that affect the health of the fen, including groundwater withdrawals, stormwater runoff, water quality and invasive species.

Project Manager
First Name
Lanya
Last Name
Ross
Organization Name
Metropolitan Council
Street Address
390 N. Robert St.
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55101
Phone
(651) 602-1803
Email
lanya.ross@metc.state.mn.us