Staring Lake Restoration

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
City of Eden Prairie
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
January 2013
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

The City of Eden Prairie and the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District are jointly developing and implementing a restoration plan for Staring Lake that includes nutrient reductions and carp management. The City of Eden Prairie, through a comprehensive pond inspection program, identified high priority ponds and subwatersheds for nutrient reductions in the Staring Lake watershed. Several ponds were identified as excellent candidates for iron enhanced sand filtration.
Typically, the sand and iron filter is cut into the safety bench of a pond with a drain tile, the drain tile is connected to the outlet structure, and the outlet structure is modified to force water through the filter for small, frequent rainfalls (1-inch or less). Rainfalls greater than the filter design will pass through the outlet structure as originally designed with no impact to up- or downstream properties.

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 26 pounds/year.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This restoration reduced an estimated 6 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
Mayor Nancy Tyra-Lukens, Brad Aho, Sherry Butcher Wickstrom, Ron Case, Kathy Nelson

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
City of Eden Prairie
Street Address
Engineering Dept.- 8080 Mitchell Road
Eden Prairie
Zip Code
(952) 949-8327
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767