St. Croix River Escarpment Gully Stabilization Implementation Program

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$117,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Chisago SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Chisago
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Projects and Practices 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$117,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$30,000
Direct expenses
$117,000
Administration costs
$1,300
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.16
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

An estimated reduction of 52 lbs/yr TP (.2%) and 152 tons/yr TSS is anticipated.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in estimated reductions of 222 lb. of phosphorus per year, 131 tons of sediment per year, and 143 fewer tons of soil lost annually.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Chisago SWCD are: Craig Mold, David Tollberg, Jim Birkholz, Justin Wilson, Roland Cleveland
Project Overview

In 2011, the Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) received a Clean Water Fund (CWF) grant to inventory active gully erosion sites along the St. Croix River from the Wild River State Park entrance south to the Chisago/Washington county line. This inventory is now being used to contact landowners with active and severe gully erosion to begin the process of developing a plan correct the problems using Best Management Practices (BMPs).

In 2012, the SWCD was awarded a CWF grant to begin implementation. With that grant funding, ten of the identified gullies were corrected in 2012 and 2013. The SWCD has received interest from several more landowners with identified gullies. This project will focus on these willing landowners to implement BMPs to correct active gully erosion sites along the escarpment. Plans will be designed that both meet their needs and stabilize the gully to help reduce the amount of phosphorus and sediment deposited into the St. Croix River.

Project Manager
First Name
Craig
Last Name
Mell
Organization Name
Chisago SWCD
Street Address
38814 Third Ave
City
North Branch
State
MN
Zip Code
55056
Phone
651-674-2333
Email
craig.mell@mn.nacdnet.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
NO
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp