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
Lily Lake Phase III
Integrating Minimal Impact Designs Standards
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Lily Lake Phase II