St. Cloud Stormwater Treatment Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Sherburne Soil and Water Conservation District
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
January 2013
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

This project targets an older residential area that does not have permanent water quality practices. Storm water presently runs directly to the Mississippi River using out of date and under-sized infrastructure. Expanding upon a very successful pilot program for retro-fitting storm water treatment practices in residential neighborhoods, rain gardens will be strategically placed to maximize water quality benefits for each dollar spent. Each rain garden will have a pre-treatment device to help achieve the cost-effective long-term water quality goals of the City.
Homeowners will match a portion of the cost by donating a portion of their property that falls within the right-of-way for the installation of rain gardens. They are also responsible for planting, mulching and maintaining the plants until established. The City designs, oversees construction, and commits to long-term maintenance of the rain gardens. The Sherburne Soil and Water Conservation District will work with the landowner on design, plant selection, practice certification, and grant administration. In addition to reducing the amount of sediment and phosphorous reaching the Mississippi River, rain gardens in residential areas improve pollination habitat, visual interest, and neighborliness. The process will also have a civic engagement focus before, during, and after the project.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Wayne Zellmer -BWSR Grants Coordinator; Matt Drewitz -BWSR South Region Clean Water Specialist; Jeff Hrubes -BWSR North Region Clean Water Specialist; Marcey Westrick -BWSR Metro Clean Water Specialist; Art Persons -MDH Planning Supervisor Drinking Water Protection; Terry Bovee -MDH Principal Planner Drinking Water Protection; Julie Westerlund -DNR Clean Water Coordinator; Dave Friedl -DNR Northern Region Clean Water Specialist; Joshua Stamper -MDA Research Scientist, Pesticide & Fertilizer Management; Dwight Wilcox -MDA Ag BMP Program Planner; Anna Kerr -MPCA -Stormwater / TMDL Coordinator;-DNR Central Region Clean Water Legacy Specialist; Karen Evens - MPCA -Watershed Projects Manager;

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp

Legal Citation / Subdivision
111 006 02 07A 000
Appropriation Language

Laws of Minnesota 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Section 7, and Laws of Minnesota 2012, Chapter 264, Section 7

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

Reduce Phosphorus by 8 pounds/year, Sediment by 1 tons/year and runoff volume by 75 acre-feet/year.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in estimated reductions of 1 ton of sediment per year and 7 lb. of phosphorus per year

Source of Additional Funds

The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.

Recipient Board Members
David Berg, Jason Selvog, Larry Goenner, Doug Hipsag, Roger Nelson
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Sherburne Soil and Water Conservation District
Street Address
14855 Hwy 10
Elk River
Zip Code
(763) 241-1170
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767