St. Croix River Community Low Impact Development
These projects will improve water quality by reducing the sediment and phosphorus delivery to the Kettle and St. Croix River Watersheds and engage and educate municipalities and the public regarding the water quality benefits of shoreline buffers and rain gardens. Phosphorus and sediment delivery to the Kettle River from stormwater runoff at Robinson Park in the City of Sandstone will be reduced by the establishment of a native buffer and repair of the river bank by installing soil wraps implanted with deep rooted native species. A local match will be used to conduct a rain garden design and demonstration planting workshop in the City of Askov engaging public community participation through instruction on rain garden design and public participation in planting the demonstration rain garden. The demonstration rain garden will be installed in the Bear Creek Watershed, a tributary of the St. Croix River. The rain garden will manage un-treated storm water runoff in the City of Askov.
Skip Thomson - Chair, Doug Odegard - Vice Chair,Tom Swaim - Treasurer, Joe Luedtke - Secretary, Jerry Telker - Public Relations
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;
Laws of Minnesota 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Section 7, and Laws of Minnesota 2012, Chapter 264, Section 7
Two Community Partners Grant Projects
The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.