On behalf of the Metropolitan Council, Barr Engineering Company was contracted to assess the local water resources in the City of East Bethel area, where the city and Metropolitan Council are working closely to design a water reclamation and reuse facility intended to treat wastewater generated by future growth. This project evaluated plans for land use, water and sewers using a local groundwater flow model to identify potential risks to high-value water resources.
Mpls Chain of Lakes Regional Park bird sanctuary, trail stabilization, habitat restoration, accessibility improvements, and construction of new entrances. Includes landscaping, design and engineering, and project management.
Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail build a trail to connect Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail below Lyndale Avenue. Includes landscaping, site utilities, plus related survey and site investigations, design and engineering, and project management.
A cooperative study was conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Metropolitan Council, and the Minnesota Department of Health to assess groundwater and surface-water interactions in lakes in the northeast Twin Cities Metropolitan Area (TCMA), including White Bear Lake. An important product of the study was the creation of a groundwater-flow model focused on the northeast TCMA. The groundwater flow model is available for future use to assess the effects of groundwater withdrawals on lake levels as well as to describe other groundwater and surface-water interactions.
At Lilydale Regional Park, completion of construction work started in 2009 with a FY 2010 Parks and Trails Fund Grant and new design/engineering/construction documents for picnic shelter, lake picnic area and middle section road re-alignment including utilities and lighting.
Lake Elmo Park Reserve. Complete Winter Recreation Area development that was started with FY 2010 Parks and Trails Fund grant including: plan winter recreation area project, develop or re-develop recreation facilities to accommodate evening use, install lighting for ski trails and site, develop roads and parking lot, remodel or replace barn for use as a trailhead, and provide signage and other amenities to enhance park visitor's experience
At Bald Eagle-Otter Lakes Regional Park, complete 2 acre Nature Play Area and 1 acre Children's Garden (including garden house for multi-purpose programs) at Tamarack Nature Center that was started with the FY 2010 Parks and Trails Fund grant and other funds.
Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park, Above the Falls Regional Park. Conduct a design competition to develop a next generation park master plan for the Minneapolis Riverfront Regional Parks at an estimated cost of $350,000. And complete initial planning and engineering documents for restoration and development of the Mill Ruins Park Headrace facilities in Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park at an estimated cost of $212,000. MRPB staff will be working with the Met Council staff to update this scope of service, with confirmation of the scope change in July 2011.
Battle Creek Regional Park, construct 1-mile paved off-road bicycle and pedestrian trail on the north side of Lower Afton Road, from Pt Douglas Rd to McKnight Road. Links the regional trail system to communities including Maplewood and Woodbury.
On behalf of the Metropolitan Council, Environmental Financial Group Inc. generated a matrix of water conservation programs with detailed information about the costs and benefits of the programs. Tools were also developed to allow users to calculate potential water savings, estimate program implementation costs, and test the effects of various water conservation programs and rate structures.
Design and construction of trail loops, river access areas, landscape and storm water management improvements at ATF RP. Project includes site furniture, landscaping, site utilities, survey and site investigations, design and engineering
Mississippi River Regional Trail. MnDOT identified and supported Mississippi River Regional Trail connection from Harriet Island Regional Park in St. Paul to the Mississippi River Trail in Dakota County. Design, engineering and construction for a combine
Grass Vadnais Lakes Regional Park, design and construct trail on east side of Vadnais Lakes, new bituminous trail and parallel turf trail; site and restoration improvements; improve storm water management; and site amenities.