The Lake County SWCD requested $5,400 in Coastal Nonpoint funding to implementprojects and build District capacity. The District used the funding to assist inimplementing Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Programby providing engineering, educational, and technical assistance in Lake County. Specificprojects included increased technical assistance to solve erosion problems, participationin natural resource issue-based meetings, assistance in planning and conducting the NorthShore Erosion Forum, and having District Supervisors serve on state-wide and regionalnatural resources planning efforts.
Listed below is a detailed compilation of the proposed projects.Urban / Rural:1.
Provide site reviews on land disturbing projects to assess compliance with erosionand sediment control ordinances (private property owners, local units of government).2.
Assist the Lake County Planning Commission on land use issues related to waterquality such as erosion and sediment control, storm water management, andwetlands conservation.3.
Work with Cities, Townships, and County on erosion and sediment controlmeasures.4.
Provide assistance in revising the Lake County Land Use Ordinance, notably theprovisions on storm water management and erosion control.5.
Participate on the Arrowhead Water Quality Team to develop educationalmaterials and programs on water quality used throughout northeastern Minnesota.6.
Assist with implementation of the Two Harbors Storm Water Management Plan.
Assist the CCLNS Joint Powers Board Engineer with site reviews, assessmentsummaries, and project planning on erosion control projects.Forestry:1.
Provide landowner contacts for CCLNS Forester.2.
Have SWCD Supervisors participate on Laurentian RC&D Committee,
Minnesota Forestry Committee, CCLNS Joint Powers Board, Water Plan
Advisory Committee, and Lake Superior Association of SWCDs.
Wetlands, Riparian Areas & Vegetated Treatment Systems:
Provide site reviews to make wetland determinations, field check wetland
delineations, prepare and monitor wetland restoration plans, participate in
monthly Lake County Hydrology Committee meetings, and serve as a
clearinghouse for information on the Wetland Conservation Act.