Simon Lake and Lake Gilchrist Restoration and Protection in the Chippewa River Watershed
This purpose of this project is to implement 30 of the following best management practices: Stream-bank and shoreline restorations, prairie strip and buffer strips on highly erodible areas, critical seeding of perennial native species on vulnerable slopes, rotational grazing, exclusion fencing and alternative water sources.
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
The Chippewa River Watershed Project will work with local partners, such as Land Stewardship Project, soil and water conservation districts, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, to restore water quality in Lake Gilchrist, Simon Lake, Lake Johanna and in Mud Creek, and to protect unimpaired water resources in the watershed. This will be done through implementation of Best Management Practices focusing on the reduction of phosphorous, sediment, and runoff in the landscape, primarily by increasing the landscape's ability to retain water. The activities of this grant will result in the implementation of 30 projects/practices over the three year period.