Water Quality Improvements on the Mallery Jersey Dairy Farm

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$44,800
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$60,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Chisago SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Chisago
Chisago
Project Overview

This project targets one of Chisago County's few remaining large dairy operations. It is situated on the top of the St. Croix River escarpment and drains over the bluff to the St. Croix River. This project includes installation of several practices in the feedlot area, including critical area planting to help stabilize a gully formed through the feedlot. There are also two other gullies located at the edge of fields or pasture areas that will be stabilized using water and sediment control structures, grade stabilization practices, or diversions. Together, these practices will reduce the amount of phosphorus and sediment loading to the St. Croix River by 18 pounds per year and 18 tons per year, respectively.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017, Chapter 91, Article 2, Section 7 (j) (BWSR Multipurpose Drainage Management 2018)
Appropriation Language

$750,000 the first year and $750,000 the second year are for technical assistance and grants for the conservation drainage program in consultation with the Drainage Work Group, coordinated under Minnesota Statutes, section 103B.101, subdivision 13, that includes projects to improve multipurpose water management under Minnesota Statutes, section 103E.015.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$44,800
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$60,000
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

18 tons of sediment/year and 18 lbs of phosphorus/year

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in an estimated annual reduction of 95 lbs of phosphorus and 258 tons of sediment.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
Achieved proposed outcomes
Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Board information for grantees can be found within contact directories on BWSR's website under Operational Resources, "About Our Partners".
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015, First Special Session, Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7(b)
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$60,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$60,000
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

18 tons of sediment/year and 18 lbs of phosphorus/year

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Chisago SWCD are: Craig Mold, David Tollberg, James Birkholz, Justin Wilson, Roland Cleveland
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
Administered By
Administered by
Location

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

Phone
651- 296-3767