Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization (VRWJPO) Restoration Protection Strategy (WRAPS) - Phase 2

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$78,779
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2013
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Analysis/Interpretation
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Monitoring
Planning
Technical Assistance
Counties Affected
Dakota
Scott
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$78,779
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.66
Project Overview

The VRWJPO is pursuing a Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) project in cooperation with the MPCA in order to better identify the sources of stress and impairment to the river, tributaries, and lakes and evaluate the feasibility of reaching water quality goals, and properly allocating pollution reduction goals to those areas identified as likely pollution sources. Successful restoration and protection outcomes are dependent on successful community building and ownership of both the problems and solutions identified in the WRAPS. The civic engagement process is taking place to involve diverse community interests in 1) understanding impairments and their causes, 2) identifying opportunities to restore impaired waters, and 3) building strategies for protecting the watershed’s resources.

Project Manager
First Name
Travis
Last Name
Thiel
Organization Name
Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization
Street Address
14955 Galaxie Avenue
City
Apple Valley
State
MN
Zip Code
55124
Phone
952.891.7546