Minnesota's Legacy

Stabilizing Shorelands and Stream Banks in the Middle Fork Crow River Watershed

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$120,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2012
End Date
December 2014
Activity Type
Restoration/Enhancement
Counties Affected
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Pope
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Pope
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Minnesota 2011, First Special Session chapter 6, article 2, section 7
Appropriation Language

(a) $13,750,000 the first year and $13,750,000 the second year are for pollution reduction and restoration grants to local government units and joint powers organizations of local government units to protect surface water and drinking water; to keep water on the land; to protect, enhance, and restore water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams; and to protect groundwater and drinking water, including feedlot water quality and subsurface sewage treatment system (SSTS) projects and stream bank, stream channel, and shoreline restoration projects. The projects must be of long-lasting public benefit, include a match, and be consistent with TMDL implementation plans or local water management plans.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$120,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$41,313
Direct expenses
$120,000
Administration costs
$3,420
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.15
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Rain barrel program - First-tier properties around all lakes and residents of all four cities will be eligible for Shoreland restoration projects - Monongalia and Nest Lakes - Kandiyohi County 2 Streambank restoration projects - Middle Fork Crow River - Meeker County. Proposed Reductions: 233 lbs/year Phosphorus and 273 tons/year Sediment

Measurable Outcome(s)

107 watershed residents installed rain barrels; 8 Shoreland restoration projects; 2 Streambank restoration projects

Estimated Reductions: 149 pounds per year phosphorus and 138 tons of sediment 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.

Project Overview

This project contains several activities that will implement effective, shovel ready conservation practices on multiple water bodies. The goal is to reduce the erosion impacting stream bank stability. Three initiatives will be implemented, including the installation of four shoreland restoration/stabilization projects, completion of two stream bank stabilization projects on the Middle Fork Crow River and a rain barrel program. An education program will provide outreach to lake and city residents throughout the Middle Fork Crow River Watershed.

Project Manager
First Name
Chad
Last Name
Anderson
Organization Name
Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District
Street Address
174 Lake Ave N, Suite 2, PO Box 8
City
Spicer
State
MN
Zip Code
56288
Phone
(320) 796-0888
Email
chad@mfcrow.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

The 20-member BWSR board consists of representatives of local and state government agencies and citizens. Members are appointed by the governor of the state of Minnesota consistent with Minnesota Statutes 103B.101. Board members at the time the grant was made were: County Commissioner Appointees: Quentin Fairbanks; Tom Loveall; Brian Napstad; Soil and Water Conservation District Appointees: Paul Langseth, Louise Smallidge and Bob Burandt; Watershed District or Watershed Management Organization Appointees: Gene Tiedemann, LuAnn Tolliver and Todd Foster; Citizen Appointees: Paul Brutlag ; Gerald Van Amburg; John Meyer; Cities & Townships: Sandy Hooker -Township; Christy Jo Fogarty -Metro City; Keith Mykleseth -Non-Metro City; Agency: Chris Elvrum - Minnesota Department of Health; Rebecca Flood - Pollution Control Agency; Tom Landwehr - Department of Natural Resources; Matt Wohlman - Minnesota Department of Agriculture; Faye Sleeper - Minnesota Extension Service;

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Wayne Zellmer -BWSR Grants Coordinator; Matt Drewitz -BWSR South Region Clean Water Specialist; Art Persons -MDH Planning Supervisor Drinking Water Protection; Jeff Hrubes -BWSR North Region Clean Water Specialist; Marcey Westrick -BWSR Metro Clean Water Specialist; Julie Westerlund -DNR Clean Water Coordinator; Robert L. Sip -MDA Environmental Policy Specialist; Anna Kerr -MPCA -Stormwater / TMDL Coordinator; Nick Proulx -DNR Central Region Clean Water Legacy Specialist; Karen Evens - MPCA -Watershed Projects Manager; Joshua Stamper -MDA Research Scientist, Pesticide & Fertilizer Management; Norman R. Mofjeld -MDA Hydrologist P.G. Well Management Section;

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp