IN 2015, THE CHISAGO SWCD RECEIVED THREE CLEAN WATER FUND GRANTS TOTALLING $210,000. THE GRANTS WERE:
- Dry Creek Watershed Gully Stabilization Program ($150,000) – This grant will be used to work with Amador Township, Chisago County, and private landowners to correct two large, actively eroding gullies located a few miles apart in Amador Township. The two gullies are located along Quinlan and Reed Ave. Stabilizing these two gullies will greatly reduce the sediment and phosphorus loading to the St. Croix River.
- Chisago County Community Partners Grant ($30,000) – Grant funds will be offered to local lake associations to partner with local residents to install lakeshore restorations and rain gardens on private property. The goal is to implement this grant in 2016.
- Lower Sunrise Gully Inventory ($30,000) – Our goal is to use the St. Croix Escarpment Gully Inventory project as a model to complete a similar inventory of actively eroding gullies along the Sunrise River from the Kost Dam to the confluence with the St. Croix, which includes the North
IN 2015, THE CHISAGO SWCD RECEIVED A TARGETED WATERSHED DEMONSTRATION GRANT TOTALLING $887,632.
This grant will be utilized to continue implementing urban and rural BMPs identified in the Stormwater Retrofit Assessments for the Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed.
Targeted Watershed Demonstration Grant