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Chisago SWCD
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
Fund Source

Two large, actively eroding gullies located a few miles apart in Amador Township are contributing tremendous loads of phosphorus and sediment to the St. Croix River. One gully (Gully A) includes a major agricultural gully, severe road erosion, and sediment deposits of a foot or more thick in a state park. The second gully (Gully B) is over 4 feet deep, adjacent to a road, and is an annual problem. Stabilizing these two gullies will greatly reduce the sediment and phosphorus loading to the St. Croix River, which will help meet the reduction goal of the Lake St.

Chisago
Recipient
Chisago SWCD
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,000
Fund Source

Using a previous escarpment gully project as a model, the Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District will complete a similar inventory of actively eroding gullies along the Lower Sunrise River from the Kost Dam south to the confluence with the St. Croix, which includes the North Branch of the Sunrise, Hay Creek, and the Sunrise River main branch. There are major erosion issues along this stretch of river, no organized and efficient way to begin work in the area. The inventory report will provide the missing link.

Chisago
Recipient
Chisago SWCD
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,000
Fund Source

The Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District has been successful in implementing Best Management Practices in certain targeted locations within the county, including the prioritized and assessed areas of Chisago City, Lindstrom, and Center City. However, there are many areas that want to implement conservation projects but aren't within targeted areas. This award will empower community partners, especially lake associations, to award grants for rain gardens, shoreline buffers, and other worthwhile projects to improve water quality.

Chisago
Recipient
Chisago SWCD
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$220,500
Fund Source

The Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has had such great success implementing gully stabilization projects along the St. Croix River escarpment that all of the current grant funding has been encumbered towards projects. Two large gully projects, one in the City of Taylors Falls and a second nearby in Interstate State Park, are lined up and ready to go as soon as funding is secured. Both of these gullies are large and have been actively eroding for many years, depositing large loads of sediment and phosphorus directly into the St. Croix River.

Chisago
Recipient
University of Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
Fund Source

These funds are being used to systematically collect data and produce statistically valid estimates of the rate of soil erosion and tracking the adoption of high residue cropping systems in in the 67 counties with greater than 30% land in agricultural row crop production. Designed to establish a long term program in Minnesota to collect data and produce county, watershed, and state wide estimates of soil erosion caused by water and wind along with tracking adoption of conservation measures to address erosion.

Becker
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Cottonwood
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Houston
Isanti
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Recipient
Benton SWCD
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
Fund Source

Little Rock Lake experiences severe algae blooms due to excess phosphorus and these blooms are the worst known regionally. The goal of this project is to reduce algae blooms, improve water clarity, and avoid risk of drinking water contamination. The project will result in installing one farmer nutrient management project , four cover crops, two lakeshore buffer strips, six septic systems that also demonstrated an imminent threat to public health, six erosion control projects , one wetland restored, and one feedlot runoff control system.

Benton
Morrison
Recipient
Chisago SWCD
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source

Goose, East and West Rush Lakes are not meeting state water quality standards due to excessive phosphorus. These are three of the worst lakes in Chisago County in terms of water quality, yet also some of the most heavily used lakes for recreation. The quality of the water in the St. Croix River is directly influenced by the poor quality water leaving East Rush, West Rush, and Goose Lakes.

Chisago
Recipient
University of Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
Fund Source

These funds are being used to systematically collect data and produce statistically valid estimates of the rate of soil erosion and tracking the adoption of high residue cropping systems in counties with greater than 30% land in agricultural row crop production. Designed to establish a long term program in Minnesota to collect data and produce county, watershed, and state wide estimates of soil erosion caused by water and wind along with tracking adoption of conservation measures to address erosion.

Becker
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Cottonwood
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Houston
Isanti
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Recipient
Benton SWCD
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$175,000
Fund Source

These funds will be utilized in cost-share for landowners to install Agricultural Best Management Practices following Little Rock Lake TMDL Implementation Plan. Example of projects include Feedlot Improvements, Waste Storage Facilities, Erosion Control BMPs, Filter Strips and Streambank Stabilizations. An estimated 830 pounds per year of phosphorus and 800 tons of sediment will be reduced annually.

Benton
Morrison
Recipient
Chisago SWCD
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source

The Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes watershed in southern Chisago County is made up of 18 lakes and outlets to the St. Croix River through the Sunrise River. The top 20 urban and rural projects around North and South Center Lakes that are identified in the Rural Subwatershed Assessment and Urban Stormwater Retrofit Analysis reports will be the top priority of this application. The goal is a phosphorus reduction of 100 pounds (4%) to North and South Center Lakes.

Chisago
Recipient
Chisago SWCD
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$105,000
Fund Source

The Mallery Jerseys dairy farm is critically located along the bluff of the St. Croix River escarpment and drains directly to the St. Croix River. In 2018, a Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan was completed and identified a number of additional practices that should be implemented to improve the water quality of the St. Croix River. The proposed practices will reduce the phosphorus and nitrogen by 76 pounds (83%)and 265 pounds (85%) respectively.

Chisago
Recipient
Chisago SWCD
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
Fund Source

A large, actively eroding gully has existed on the campus of Parmly, a senior living complex in Chisago City, for at least 50 years. The gully is on the banks of Green Lake, which is at high risk for becoming impaired in the near future. The Parmly gully project is identified as a source of untreated stormwater and phosphorus loading in the Chisago City urban subwatershed retrofit analysis report. Stabilization of the gully will provide a 20% reduction in phosphorus loading to Green Lake. The staff of Parmly is in full support of the project and a design is complete.

Chisago
Recipient
Chisago SWCD
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$90,000
Fund Source

The St. Croix River escarpment has been a focal point for the Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District over the past 8 years, and continues to be one of the leading areas of Chisago County in terms of phosphorus reduction projects to Lake St. Croix. Of the original inventory, 16 of the 36 gullies have been stabilized. This application includes the stabilization of 5 gullies. These projects will reduce the phosphorus loading to the St. Croix River by at least 50 pounds per year and sediment loading by at least 50 tons per year.

Chisago
Recipient
SE SWCD Technical Support JPB
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$613,047
Fund Source

This project will fully fund three Nonpoint Engineering Assistance (NPEA) Joint Powers Board positions in cooperation with the NPEA Base Funding anticipated at $130,000 per year. This will allow a 2nd Professional Engineer to be retained in addition to a Lead Engineer and Technician. This 'accelerated' engineering previously was funded with BWSR Challenge Grants, and an EPA319 grant with corresponding BWSR CWF Matching Grant to handle the high workload associated with the large number of BWSR feedlot cost-share projects approved in South East Minnesota.

Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
SE SWCD Technical Support JPB
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$333,120
Fund Source

This project will extend two Feedlot Technical positions initially created and funded by a FY2011 CWF Feedlot Water Quality Grant that assess and help fix animal waste runoff from small feedlots. The technicians will work with and under the Technical Authority and priorities of the South East Soil and Water Conservation District Tech Support JPB lead Engineer. This project will enable more projects to be constructed resulting in a reduction of nitrogen, phosphorus and fecal coliform runoff into surface and ground water in South East Minnesota and the Mississippi River.

Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Daniel Rathbun
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000

Advancing Artist

Dodge
Recipient
Cindy L. Brant
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$625
Artist Assistance
Anoka
Dodge
Le Sueur
McLeod
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Recipient
Paul W. Brokken
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250
Artist Assistance
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Ivete Castro Martinez
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250
Artist Assistance
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Barbara B. Keith
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,950
Artist Assistance
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Sara J. Lubinski
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Artist Assistance
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
HeeJune Shin
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250
Artist Assistance
Dodge
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Olmsted
Scott
Wabasha
Washington
Recipient
Christina M. Spencer
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Artist Assistance
Dodge
Le Sueur
Rice
Waseca
Recipient
Ingvild Herfindahl
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$625
Artist Assistance
Dodge
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Recipient
Leo R. Smith IV AKA Lyon Smith
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250
Artist Assistance
Anoka
Blue Earth
Carver
Chisago
Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Lac qui Parle
Olmsted
St. Louis
Wabasha
Washington
Winona
Recipient
Kevin L. Strauss
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250
Artist Assistance
Dodge
Goodhue
Olmsted
Recipient
Austin Public Schools
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$750
Artists in Education
Dodge
Freeborn
Mower
Steele
Recipient
Rochester Arts Council
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
ARTigras
Olmsted
Goodhue
Dodge
Winona
Fillmore
Hennepin
Mower
Recipient
Berne Summer Concert Series
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Dodge
Goodhue
Olmsted
Steele
Wabasha
Recipient
Chamber Music Live
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Cass
Dakota
Dodge
Hennepin
Houston
Fillmore
Goodhue
Itasca
Olmsted
Ramsey
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Children's Dance Theatre
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Dodge
Goodhue
Houston
Olmsted
Winona
Recipient
Dover Eyota Music Association
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Blue Earth
Dodge
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Olmsted
Recipient
Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,600

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Hennepin
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Sibley
Winona
Recipient
Friends of Peterson
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,930

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Dodge
Fillmore
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Olmsted
Winona
Recipient
Frozen River Film Festival
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Aitkin
Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Hennepin
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Ramsey
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Goodhue County Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Blue Earth
Dakota
Dodge
Dodge
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Ramsey
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Recipient
HistoryAlive! Lanesboro
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Beltrami
Carver
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Hennepin
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Mantorville Art Guild Gallery and Studio AKA Guild, MAG
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Dodge
Goodhue
Recipient
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,850

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Le Sueur
Mower
Nicollet
Olmsted
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Steele
Wabasha
Waseca
Washington
Winona
Wright
Recipient
Rhapsody Performing Arts For All
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Dodge
Olmsted
Wabasha