Watonwan Watershed Technician Greater Blue Earth River Basin - 2014

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$132,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Greater Blue Earth River Basin Alliance
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Cottonwood
Jackson
Martin
Watonwan
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Accelerated Implementation Grant 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$132,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$101,055
Direct expenses
$132,000
Administration costs
$4,400
Number of full time equivalents funded
5.72
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Funds will be used to hire a watershed technician.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in estimated reductions of 2 lb. of phosphorus per year, 1 ton of sediment per year, 3 tons of soil loss per year, and 2 acre-feet of stormwater

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Greater Blue Earth River Basin Alliance are: Clark Lingbeek, Cody Duroe, Daryl Tasler, Jeremy Nerem, Tom Muller
Project Overview

The Watonwan Watershed Technician will provide highly focused targeting of conservation programs and practices. The technician will enhance current staff capabilities in the Watonwan watershed by collecting landowner contact information from previous studies and GIS methods, produce mass mailings about funding opportunities, and meet one-on-one with landowners to discuss their conservation concerns. The technician will implement 45 projects/practices over a three year period. The Watonwan watershed is largely agricultural based and contributes high amounts of sediment and nutrients to the Minnesota River. As the MPCA is set to begin its Total Maximum Daily Load assessment, this is the perfect time to work with landowners out in the watershed and to provide engagement and outreach to residents.

Project Manager
First Name
Kay
Last Name
Clark
Organization Name
Greater Blue Earth River Basin Alliance
Street Address
339 9th St
City
Windom
State
MN
Zip Code
56101
Phone
507-831-1153
Email
kay.clark@windomnet.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
NO
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp