Clean Water, Land & Legacy Projects 


NEW! Washington County partners receive more than $2 million in Clean Water Fund grants for 2017. Read more about the projects here

The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) has allocated more than $14 million in grant funding from the Minnesota Clean Water Fund to projects in 2016. Of 197 grant proposals from around the state, 2016 saw 6 new projects to be completed with over a dozen projects that are currently underway in Washington County. All together these grants total nearly 1.3 million dollars. 

This is great news for people living in Washington County because it means cleaner water. “Using the on-the-ground knowledge and experience of our local government partners we are able to fund projects that are targeted towards the most critical areas,” BWSR Executive Director John Jaschke said.  “These projects will make a local impact, and also help move our state towards its water quality goals.”

A list of all current projects can be found here, and more details about each project can be found by clicking the links below. 

The Minnesota Clean Water Fund is one of four funds created by the Legacy Amendment, which was passed by Minnesota voters in 2008. The projects in Washington County will be completed between 2016-2018. 

Visit the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources to read about other Clean Water projects throughout the state.

Current Clean Water Fund Projects: 


Forest Lake High School Stormwater Reuse Project

Perro Creek Urban Stormater Quality Improvements

Bone Lake Partially Drained Wetland Restorations

Shields Lake Stormwater Harvest and Irrigation Reuse System and Alum Treatment

McKusick Road Improvement Sediment Reduction Project

Marine on St. Croix Stormwater, Phase 2

Forest Lake South BMPs


Lake St. Croix Direct Discharge Stormwater Retrofits - Phase II

Moody Lake Wetland Rehabilitation

South Washington Watershed District Lakes Targeted Retrofit

Forest Lake Wetland Treatment Basin Implementation 

Ag BMP Soluble P Reduction 

Cooperative Weed Management Grant



Lake St. Croix Direct Discharge Stormwater Retrofits

Carnelian-Marine-St. Croix Priority Lake TMDL Implementation 

Brown's Creek Improvement at Brown's Creek Park

Marine on St. Croix Innovative Stormwater Management Implementation - Phase 1

Long Lake - Stormwater Pond Retrofit




Long Lake Neighborhood Retrofit

Top50P! Phase II 

Metro-wide Subwatershed Assessments 

Green Communities 

Lily Lake Phase III

Integrating Minimal Impact Designs Standards 


Neal Avenue Stormwater Retrofit

Turf to Prairie

Quixotic Avenue Drainage


Green Churches Grant 

-Green Churches Project Fact Sheet: Woodbury Community Church Raingardens 

St. Croix "Green" Marinas 

Lily Lake Phase II

Lily Lake Commercial Properties 

Lake McKusick 

Trout Brook Restoration 

Metro-wide Subwatershed Assessments