Shoreland Acquisition on St. Croix River

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
Washington County
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2014
End Date
June 2016
Counties Affected
Washington
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2014, Chp. 226, Sec. 2, Subd. 07d
Appropriation Language

$1,250,000 the second year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Washington County to purchase 15 acres, encompassing 3,500 feet of St. Croix shoreland paralleling Brown's Creek State Trail in the city of Stillwater. The county will transfer the parcel to the city of Stillwater. This appropriation is contingent on the expenditure of at least $2,500,000 of nonstate match.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$1,250,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
9.4
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Project Overview

The St. Croix River is one of the most pristine, large river ecosystems remaining in the upper Mississippi River System. Washington County, in partnership with the City of Stillwater, is using this appropriation to acquire 15 acres containing 3,500 feet of St. Croix River shoreline just north of downtown Stillwater and parallel to the Brown’s Creek State Trail. The land will be turned into a local nature park for trail users, river users, tourists, and area residents with passive recreation including fishing, boat launching, walking, and picnicking.

Project Manager
First Name
June
Last Name
Mathiowetz
Organization Name
Washington County
Street Address
14949 62nd Street N
City
Stillwater
State
MN
Zip Code
55082
Phone
(651) 430-6016
Email
june.mathiowetz@co.washington.mn.us