Watershed - Trout Brook (SC08)
Trout Brook Watershed

Details

The Trout Brook Watershed is comprised of a relatively narrow strip of drainageway adjacent to the main St. Croix River in southwestern Polk County and extending south into St. Croix County. It is 58,277 acres in size and contains 56 miles of streams and rivers, 968 acres of lakes and 3,479 acres of wetlands. The watershed is dominated by agriculture (37%), forest (29%) and grassland (22%), and is ranked high for nonpoint source issues affecting groundwater.

Date  2010

Ecological Landscapes for Trout Brook Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Trout Brook Watershed is located primarily in the Western Prairie Ecological Landscape which is located on the far western edge of the state just south of the Tension Zone; it contains the only true representative prairie potholes in the state. It is characterized by its glaciated, rolling topography and a primarily open landscape with rich prairie soils and pothole lakes, ponds, and wet depressions, except for forested areas along the St. Croix River. The climate and growing season are favorable for agricultural crops. Sandstone underlies a mosaic of soils. Silty loams that can be shallow and stony cover most of the area. Alluvial sands and peats are found in stream valleys. Historic vegetation was comprised of dry to mesic prairie grasses in the rolling areas and wet prairies in the broad depressions. Open oak savannas and barrens were found on the hilly topography, with small inclusions of sugar maple-basswood forest in small steep sites. Prairie pothole type wetlands were mainly found in St. Croix and Polk counties. Barrens were found along the river terraces of the St. Croix River. Almost half of the current vegetation is agricultural crops and almost a third of the area is grasslands, with smaller areas of open water, open wetlands, and urban areas. The major forest types are maple-basswood and oak-hickory, with smaller amounts of lowland hardwoods and lowland conifer.

Date  2010

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Squaw Lake
Status
Complete

Friends Of Beaver Creek Reserve, Inc.: Beaver Creek Cbcw, Monitor: The Friends of Beaver Creek Reserve proposes to maintain a year-round, part-time Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist position to coordinate the hiring of seasonal watercraft inspectors and Clean Boats Clean Waters activities targeting high traffic lakes in St. Croix, Dunn, Chippewa and Eau Claire Counties over a three year period.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Friends Of Beaver Creek Reserve, Inc.: Beaver Creek Cbcw, Monitor: The Friends of Beaver Creek Reserve proposes to maintain a year-round, part-time Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist position to coordinate the hiring of seasonal watercraft inspectors and Clean Boats Clean Waters activities targeting high traffic lakes in St. Croix, Dunn, Chippewa and Eau Claire Counties over a three year period.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Apple River
Status
Complete

Apple River P & R District: Hlk-Apple River Flowage Shoreline Native Plantings: Apple River P & R District will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Practices include: 350 ft2 native plantings on 5 properties.

The best practices require a contract to remain in effect for 10 years and must include minimum operation and maintenance requirements and data collection as described in grant condition #17. If best practice(s) are implemented on land owned by the grant Sponsor, this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If best practice(s) are implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a contract between the sponsor and landowner that abides by grant condition #17 is required.

The Department may require re-payment of project installation costs if the best practice is disturbed or removed. The Sponsor and/or the Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables: Best practice location and design information, if not included in the application; signed 10-year landowner contract; pre and post project installation photographs; summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.
Special conditions: The state share of each best practice cannot exceed $1,000. The state share of grant administration and technical assistance costs may not exceed 10% of the grant award; technical assistance does not include implementation labor. Funding cannot be used for mitigation or regulatory compliance activities. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity, and DNR recognized as a funding source.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2016
Waters Involved
Apple River
Status
Complete

Apple River P & R District: Hlk-319 Match -Apple River Flowage Healthy Lakes Native Plantings: Apple River P & R District will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Best practices will be designed and installed according to the Healthy Lakes fact sheets and technical guidance. Practices include: 350 ft2 native plantings on 4 properties.

The best practices require a contract to remain in effect for 10 years and must include minimum operation and maintenance requirements and data collection as described in grant condition #16. If best practice(s) are implemented on land owned by the grant Sponsor, this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If best practice(s) are implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a contract between the sponsor and landowner that abides by grant condition #16 is required.

The Department may require re-payment of project installation costs if the best practice is disturbed or removed. The Sponsor and/or the Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables: Best practice location and design information, if not included in the application; signed 10-year landowner contract; pre and post project installation photographs; summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.

Special conditions: The state share of each best practice cannot exceed $1,000. The state share of grant administration and technical assistance costs may not exceed 10% of the grant award; technical assistance does not include implementation labor. Funding cannot be used for mitigation or regulatory compliance activities. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity, and DNR recognized as a funding source.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Apple River
Status
Complete

Apple River P & R District: Hlk-Apple River Flowage Healthy Lakes Native Plantings, Take 3: Partnering with property owners, the applicant is sponsoring a grant to implement water quality and habitat best practices from Wisconsin\2019s Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Best practices, including fish sticks, 350 sq. ft. native plantings, diversions, rock infiltration, and/or rain gardens, will be designed and installed according to the Healthy Lakes fact sheets, technical guidance and grant application.

All funded best practices require contracts that must remain in place for 10 years and include the minimum operation and maintenance requirements described in grant condition #16 at the end of this agreement. If the landowner is the grant sponsor this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If the best practice(s) will be implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a Conservation Contract between the sponsor and landowner describing the 10-year contract period, minimum operation and maintenance details, and data to be collected is required.

The Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables include: Signed 10-year landowner Conservation Contract(s) with operation and maintenance requirements; data collected; pre and post project installation photographs; and summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.

Special conditions: Project management and technical assistance costs cannot exceed 10% of the state share of the grant award; this does not include implementation labor. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction, and all regulatory requirements apply. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity and DNR recognized as a funding source.

This scope summarizes the scope in the grant application and attachments and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Apple River Flowage
Status
Complete

Apple River P & R District: Hlk-Apple River Flowage Shoreline Native Plantings: Apple River P & R District will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Practices include: 350 ft2 native plantings on 5 properties.

The best practices require a contract to remain in effect for 10 years and must include minimum operation and maintenance requirements and data collection as described in grant condition #17. If best practice(s) are implemented on land owned by the grant Sponsor, this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If best practice(s) are implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a contract between the sponsor and landowner that abides by grant condition #17 is required.

The Department may require re-payment of project installation costs if the best practice is disturbed or removed. The Sponsor and/or the Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables: Best practice location and design information, if not included in the application; signed 10-year landowner contract; pre and post project installation photographs; summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.
Special conditions: The state share of each best practice cannot exceed $1,000. The state share of grant administration and technical assistance costs may not exceed 10% of the grant award; technical assistance does not include implementation labor. Funding cannot be used for mitigation or regulatory compliance activities. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity, and DNR recognized as a funding source.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2016
Waters Involved
Apple River Flowage
Status
Complete

Apple River P & R District: Hlk-319 Match -Apple River Flowage Healthy Lakes Native Plantings: Apple River P & R District will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Best practices will be designed and installed according to the Healthy Lakes fact sheets and technical guidance. Practices include: 350 ft2 native plantings on 4 properties.

The best practices require a contract to remain in effect for 10 years and must include minimum operation and maintenance requirements and data collection as described in grant condition #16. If best practice(s) are implemented on land owned by the grant Sponsor, this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If best practice(s) are implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a contract between the sponsor and landowner that abides by grant condition #16 is required.

The Department may require re-payment of project installation costs if the best practice is disturbed or removed. The Sponsor and/or the Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables: Best practice location and design information, if not included in the application; signed 10-year landowner contract; pre and post project installation photographs; summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.

Special conditions: The state share of each best practice cannot exceed $1,000. The state share of grant administration and technical assistance costs may not exceed 10% of the grant award; technical assistance does not include implementation labor. Funding cannot be used for mitigation or regulatory compliance activities. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity, and DNR recognized as a funding source.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Apple River Flowage
Status
Complete

Apple River P & R District: Hlk-Apple River Flowage Healthy Lakes Native Plantings, Take 3: Partnering with property owners, the applicant is sponsoring a grant to implement water quality and habitat best practices from Wisconsin\2019s Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Best practices, including fish sticks, 350 sq. ft. native plantings, diversions, rock infiltration, and/or rain gardens, will be designed and installed according to the Healthy Lakes fact sheets, technical guidance and grant application.

All funded best practices require contracts that must remain in place for 10 years and include the minimum operation and maintenance requirements described in grant condition #16 at the end of this agreement. If the landowner is the grant sponsor this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If the best practice(s) will be implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a Conservation Contract between the sponsor and landowner describing the 10-year contract period, minimum operation and maintenance details, and data to be collected is required.

The Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables include: Signed 10-year landowner Conservation Contract(s) with operation and maintenance requirements; data collected; pre and post project installation photographs; and summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.

Special conditions: Project management and technical assistance costs cannot exceed 10% of the state share of the grant award; this does not include implementation labor. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction, and all regulatory requirements apply. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity and DNR recognized as a funding source.

This scope summarizes the scope in the grant application and attachments and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2003
Waters Involved
Balsam Lake
Status
Complete

Balsam Lake P & R District: Acq-Bass Bay Property Acquisition: The Balsam Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District is proposing to purchase a vacant lot on Balsam Lake in Polk County. The lot is located adjacent to property owned by the lake district. The long term intent for use of this property is to maintain the property in its natural condition and preserve natural shoreland habitat.

The property will be managed in accordance with the management plan contained in the project application. A deed restriction including the following language must be inserted in the deed:
By acceptance of this deed, the sponsor, for itself and its successors and assigns, hereby covenants and agrees not to sell, lease, assign or mortgage the premises herein described without the prior written approval of the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources, his designee, or any successor and the rights herein conveyed are subject to the interests of the State under the lake management grant program, s. 281.69 & 281.71, Statues., and NR 191 Wis. Admin. Code.

Property Legal Description:
Lot 77, Park Addition in the Village of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2011
Waters Involved
Balsam Lake
Status
Complete

Balsam Lake P & R District: Acq-Stumps Bay Acquisition - Soltau Property: The Balsam Lake P&R District will purchase approximately 34 acres of property in the Stumps Bay area of Balsam Lake. The property is adjacent to property owned by the Lake District and will be maintained in a wild state and managed in accordance with the property management plan submitted with the lake protection grant application dated April 26, 2011.

The property will be managed in accordance with the management plan contained in the project application.

A deed restriction including the following language must be inserted in the deed:
By acceptance of this deed, the sponsor, for itself and its successors and assigns, hereby covenants and agrees not to sell, lease, assign or mortgage the premises herein described without the prior written approval of the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources, his designee, or any successor and the rights herein conveyed are subject to the interests of the State under the lake management grant program, s. 281.69 & 281.71, Statues., and NR 191 Wis. Admin. Code.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Balsam Lake
Status
Complete

Balsam Lake P & R District: Hlk-Balsam Lake Native Plantings: Partnering with property owners, the applicant is sponsoring a grant to implement water quality and habitat best practices from Wisconsin\2019s Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Best practices, including fish sticks, 350 sq. ft. native plantings, diversions, rock infiltration, and/or rain gardens, will be designed and installed according to the Healthy Lakes fact sheets, technical guidance and grant application.

All funded best practices require contracts that must remain in place for 10 years and include the minimum operation and maintenance requirements described in grant condition #16 at the end of this agreement. If the landowner is the grant sponsor this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If the best practice(s) will be implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a Conservation Contract between the sponsor and landowner describing the 10-year contract period, minimum operation and maintenance details, and data to be collected is required.

The Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables include: Signed 10-year landowner Conservation Contract(s) with operation and maintenance requirements; data collected; pre and post project installation photographs; and summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.

Special conditions: Project management and technical assistance costs cannot exceed 10% of the state share of the grant award; this does not include implementation labor. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction, and all regulatory requirements apply. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity and DNR recognized as a funding source.

This scope summarizes the scope in the grant application and attachments and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1995
Waters Involved
Bass Lake
Status
Complete

St. Croix County: Lco-Bass Lake Ordinance Enhansement - County Zoning Position: St. Croix County proposes to hire a half time staff person for five years who will be located in the County Zoning office and will perform the following zoning ordinance enhancement activities for the Bass Lake area:

1. Review and revise permits and other data gathering forms.
2. Review and revise permit issuance procedures.
3. Develop septic certification procedures for home additiond and improvements.
4. Assist the County/townships with developing and implementing tasks 1 - 3.
5. Assist the developing and implementing inspection and enforcement procedures; assist county and townships with implementation.
6. Assist the townships in improving record keeping methods in relation to land ownership changes and property development.
7. Identify and implement training needed for town and county regulators.
8. Assist with bringing sites with zoning violations into compliance with shoreland zoning regulations.
9. Assist in implementing recommendations that follow from the septic plume groundwater study.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Bass Lake
Status
Complete

Bass Lake Rehabilitation District: Lmi-Bass Lake Management Plan Implementation: : Bass Lake Management District is sponsoring a Lake Management Planning Implementation project aimed at reducing phosphorus loads and protecting and improving diverse aquatic life through shoreland restoration projects and BMP installations.

Project activities include: Conduct site analysis and design for storm water runoff management, fisheries, and shoreland restoration practices. Provide technical assistance to develop designs and how-to information (DIY and/or landscapers). Establish and install BMP at demonstration sites. Promote installation of shoreland best management practices using demonstration sites as examples. Install 40 fish cribs.

Project deliverables: All data collected, a list and map of demonstration sites and fish cribs, before and after photos of restoration sites, individual site analysis reports, all outreach and event materials, agendas and minutes from advisory committee meetings.

Special conditions: WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of all data and maps from the project. This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lakes Coordinator.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Big Blake Lake
Status
Complete

Blake Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Hlk-Healthy Lakes Project: Partnering with property owners, the applicant is sponsoring a grant to implement water quality and habitat best practices from Wisconsin\2019s Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Best practices, including fish sticks, 350 sq. ft. native plantings, diversions, rock infiltration, and/or rain gardens, will be designed and installed according to the Healthy Lakes fact sheets, technical guidance and grant application.

All funded best practices require contracts that must remain in place for 10 years and include the minimum operation and maintenance requirements described in grant condition #16 at the end of this agreement. If the landowner is the grant sponsor this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If the best practice(s) will be implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a Conservation Contract between the sponsor and landowner describing the 10-year contract period, minimum operation and maintenance details, and data to be collected is required.

The Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables include: Signed 10-year landowner Conservation Contract(s) with operation and maintenance requirements; data collected; pre and post project installation photographs; and summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.

Special conditions: Project management and technical assistance costs cannot exceed 10% of the state share of the grant award; this does not include implementation labor. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction, and all regulatory requirements apply. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity and DNR recognized as a funding source.

This scope summarizes the scope in the grant application and attachments and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2010
Waters Involved
Bone Lake
Status
Complete

Bone Lake Management District: Lmi-Bone Lake Comprehensive Plan Implementation: Bone Lake Management District will implement recommendations described in its comprehensive management plan including activities to reduce erosion; improve habitat and water quality; and expand lake protection/restoration marketing. Activities include: 1) design/build retention basins; 2) restore shorelines and integrate shoreline woody habitat; 3) implement residential diversion/infiltration best management practices (e.g. berms, rain gardens, rain barrels); 4) continue informational/educational outreach efforts, including implementing waterfront runoff marketing plan.

Shoreline restorations on properties using grant funds require a Department approved restrictive covenant permanently establishing the vegetative buffer on the parcel. Restorations will follow standards set forth in NR 191.24(3) unless mutually agreed to in writing with the regional lake coordinator before implementation occurs. Stormwater BMPs will have maintenance, operation, and protection plans specified in a ten-year contract for each site. The Department may perform site inspection and/or monitoring.

Project deliverables include: a report summarizing project activities describing accomplishments and challenges; final shoreline restoration plans/maps for grant funded implementation sites; pre/post photos of funded restorations; list of property owners and parcels committed to restrictive covenants or copies of signed covenants; educational materials developed.

Special conditions: project design plans and landowner contracts need approval before project begins; applicable water regulation permits must be issued before construction activities commence.

This scope summarizes the detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, reports, and education materials, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional lake coordinator.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Bone Lake
Status
Complete

Bone Lake Management District: Lmi-Lake Management Plan Implementation: Bone Lake Management District is sponsoring a Lake Protection grant to implement activities from their approved lake management plan.

The specific project tasks include: 1) Design and install watershed BMPs; 2) Mini (10x35 foot) shoreline buffer restorations; 3) Design and install waterfront runoff projects; 4) ALUM dosage analysis; 5) Installation of woody habitat structures; 6) Establish Slow-No-Wake Ordinance; 7) Develop land protection strategy.

Maintenance, operation, and protection will be specified in a ten-year contract for each BMP site. The Department may perform site inspection and/or monitoring.

Project deliverables include: a report and map summarizing project activities including number of shoreline buffers and watershed BMPs installed, number of runoff reduction sites installed, pre/post photos of funded restorations and other BMPs, list of property owners and parcels committed to covenants and/or contracts, alum dosage report, and educational materials developed.

Special conditions: Applicable water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction activities commence.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Biologist.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2007
Waters Involved
Cedar Lake
Status
Complete

Cedar Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Lmi-Cedar Df Study: Cedar Lake PRD proposes to contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a study of Phosphorus (P) loading within Cedar Lake in St. Croix County. Major project elements to include 1) sediment sampling and analysis, 2) water quality sampling and analysis, 3) algae collection and analysis, 4) Lake modeling, 5) study of phosphorus loading, 6) studies of aeration and alum treatment as means of controlling internal loading, 7) comprehensive watershed ag land use assessment, 8) Final report.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Cedar Lake
Status
Complete

Cedar Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Lmi-Cedar Alum: The Cedar Lake P&RD proposes to apply an initial Alum treatment to Cedar Lake in St. Croix County to reduce phosphorus loading from in-lake sediments, thereby reducing algal blooms and allowing for restoration of the lake's native plant community. Major project elements to include a) Initial alum treatment, b) monitoring, and c) final report.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Church Pine Lake
Status
Complete

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Hlk-Church Pine, Round & Big Healthy Lakes 2017: Partnering with property owners, the applicant is sponsoring a grant to implement water quality and habitat best practices from Wisconsin\2019s Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Best practices, including fish sticks, 350 sq. ft. native plantings, diversions, rock infiltration, and/or rain gardens, will be designed and installed according to the Healthy Lakes fact sheets, technical guidance and grant application.

All funded best practices require contracts that must remain in place for 10 years and include the minimum operation and maintenance requirements described in grant condition #16 at the end of this agreement. If the landowner is the grant sponsor this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If the best practice(s) will be implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a Conservation Contract between the sponsor and landowner describing the 10-year contract period, minimum operation and maintenance details, and data to be collected is required.

The Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables include: Signed 10-year landowner Conservation Contract(s) with operation and maintenance requirements; data collected; pre and post project installation photographs; and summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.

Special conditions: Project management and technical assistance costs cannot exceed 10% of the state share of the grant award; this does not include implementation labor. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction, and all regulatory requirements apply. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity and DNR recognized as a funding source.

This scope summarizes the scope in the grant application and attachments and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2006
Waters Involved
Deer Creek
Status
Complete

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Lmi-Runoff Control From Direct Drainage: Deer Lake Conservancy, Inc. proposes to install storm water best management practices to control direct drainage runoff. Specifically, the Conservancy will: 1) implement individual waterfront lot infiltration practices (rain gutters with drain tiles, infiltration pits, or rain gardens) on approximately 20 riparian lots; 2) design/build restoration of approximately 4 eroded gullies; 3) provide technical and financial assistance for traditional shoreline buffer restoration; 4) establish demonstration sites with open houses/tours of restoration/infiltration sites; and 5) coordinate education outreach and sociological surveys (in the form of focus groups) to determine barriers to participation and share benefits of the projects.

Special conditions: 1) Gully project design plans need approval before project begins; 2) applicable water regulation permits must be issued before construction activities commence; and 3) focus group script must be reviewed by statewide sociologist well in advance of first session.

A final report in PDF format summarizing the results of the project as well as copies of databases, maps, GIS files, guidebooks, ordinances or any other products resulting from the project shall be provided to the Department for review prior to final payment.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Deer Lake
Status
Complete

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Res-Deer Lake Blakeman/Hill Wetland Restoration, 1998-99: The Deer Lake Conservancy, Inc. proposes to restore a one half acre wetland on an intermittent stream in a small (211 acres) watershed that has been indentified by previous LMPG studies as contributing high phosphorus concentrations to Deer Lake. The wetland is located on the north side of Deer Lake. The wetland will be excavated to remove approximately five feet of accumulated sediments. The purpose of the project will be to restore open water habitat in this wetland, eliminate potential nutrient loading from the existing sediments, create habitat for ducks and other aquatic birds, and provide room for stormwater detention and settling of sediments and nutrients.

The Deer Lake Conservancy must comply with all regulations, restrictions, etc. that may be imposed on this project as a result of the water regulatory permit or authorization issued by the depoartment for this project. Water qualiy monitoring will be conducted on this waterway during and after the resoration project. The Deer Lake Conservancy, Inc. will provide the Department of Natural Resources with electronic and paper copies of the results of this monitoring and a final summary report on this project.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2004
Waters Involved
Deer Lake
Status
Complete

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Acq-Flagstad Farm Preserve Acquisition: The Deer Lake Conservancy, Inc. has purchased a 70 acre parcel known as the Flagstad Farm Preserve. This lake protection grant is to be applied to the property including Lot 22 of the Assessor's Plat of Government Lot Seven (7), section 25, Township 34 North, Range 18 West Polk County and the northern 50 acres of the acquired property. The property includes 150 feet of frontage on Deer Lake and several wetlands in addition to upland. The property will be managed in accordance with the Property Management Plan, Flagstad Farm Preserve as outlined in the project description as attached to the Project Application (Form 8700-240) for this Lake Protection Grant.

A deed restriction including the following language must be inserted in the deed:
By acceptance of this deed, the sponsor, for itself and its successors and assigns, hereby covenants and agrees not to sell, lease, assign or mortgage the premises herein described without the prior written approval of the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources, his designee, or any successor and the rights herein conveyed are subject to the interests of the State under the lake management grant program, s. 281.69 & 281.71, Statues., and NR 191 Wis. Admin. Code.

Property Legal Description:
**9** The Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (NW 1/4-NE 1/4) except the South 400 feet, and East 30 Acres of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NE \00BC-NW \00BC) except the South 400 feet, Section 36, Township 34 North, Range 18 West, EXCEPT parcels described in Volume 234 of Records, Page 135, Document Number 300256 and in Volume 234 Records, Page 138, Document 300259. And also including Lot 22 of the Assessor's Plat of Government Lot Seven (7), Section 25, Township 34 North, Range 18 West, Polk County, Wisconsin.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2006
Waters Involved
Deer Lake
Status
Complete

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Acq-Flagstad Farm Back 20: The Deer Lake Conservancy, Inc. has a land contract for 20 acres around Deer Lake. The property will be managed in accordance with the Property Management Plan, Flagstad Farm Preserve as outlined in the project description as attached to the Project Application (Form 8700-240) for this Lake Protection Grant.

A deed restriction including the following language must be inserted in the deed:
By acceptance of this deed, the sponsor, for itself and its successors and assigns, hereby covenants and agrees not to sell, lease, assign or mortgage the premises herein described without the prior written approval of the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources, his designee, or any successor and the rights herein conveyed are subject to the interests of the State under the lake management grant program, s. 281.69 & 281.71, Statues., and NR 191 Wis. Admin. Code.

Legal Description:
The South 400 feet of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (NW \00BC NE \00BC), and the East 30 acres of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NE \00BC NW \00BC), Section 36, Township 34 North, Range 18 West, Polk County, Wisconsin, Except parcels described in Volume 234 of Records, Page 135, Document Number 300256 and in Volume 234 Records, Page 138, Document 300259, containing approximately 20 acres.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2006
Waters Involved
Deer Lake
Status
Complete

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Lmi-Runoff Control From Direct Drainage: Deer Lake Conservancy, Inc. proposes to install storm water best management practices to control direct drainage runoff. Specifically, the Conservancy will: 1) implement individual waterfront lot infiltration practices (rain gutters with drain tiles, infiltration pits, or rain gardens) on approximately 20 riparian lots; 2) design/build restoration of approximately 4 eroded gullies; 3) provide technical and financial assistance for traditional shoreline buffer restoration; 4) establish demonstration sites with open houses/tours of restoration/infiltration sites; and 5) coordinate education outreach and sociological surveys (in the form of focus groups) to determine barriers to participation and share benefits of the projects.

Special conditions: 1) Gully project design plans need approval before project begins; 2) applicable water regulation permits must be issued before construction activities commence; and 3) focus group script must be reviewed by statewide sociologist well in advance of first session.

A final report in PDF format summarizing the results of the project as well as copies of databases, maps, GIS files, guidebooks, ordinances or any other products resulting from the project shall be provided to the Department for review prior to final payment.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2011
Waters Involved
Deer Lake
Status
Complete

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Lmi-Nearing The Goal: Deer Lake Watershed Phosphorus Reduction: Deer Lake Conservancy is sponsoring a project to design/build an iron/sand filter pond with pretreatment in a agriculture-dominated subwatershed (Watershed 1); continue the 2007 Direct Drainage best practices project to slow runoff and restore habitat; develop a land protection/conservation plan; promote community information and education. Watershed 1 pre-construction water quality data will be compared to post-construction data.

Special conditions: The iron/sand filter pond and pretreatment practices shall be operated and maintained for a minimum of 10 years in accordance with the operation and maintenance (O&M) plan, which must be approved by the Department. A contract will specify the approved plans and be filed with the Register of Deeds. All enrolled shoreline restoration parcels require a Department-approved restrictive covenant that permanently establishes the parcel vegetative buffer. Restorations will follow NR 191.24(3) standards unless mutually agreed to in writing with the regional lake coordinator before implementation. Runoff BMPs such as rain gardens and infiltration trenches will have maintenance, operation, and protection plans specified in a ten-year contract for each BMP site. The Department may perform site inspection and/or monitoring.

Project deliverables: pre/post site photos of implemented practices; pond engineering/design plans; copies of O&M plans and contracts; final shoreline restoration plans/maps and copies of deed restrictions if implementation is funded by the Department; land protection plan; educational materials developed; project summary report including water quality data comparison.

This scope summarizes the detailed scope in the project application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. Data, records, reports, and education materials, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional lake coordinator.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Deer Lake
Status
Complete

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Acq-Johnson Preserve Acquisition: Deer Lake Conservancy is sponsoring a grant to help fund the fee title acquisition of the Johnson Preserve property which includes approximately 95 acres located in part of Section 25, in the Town of St. Croix Falls and part of Section 30 in the Town of Balsam Lake, Polk County.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Deer Lake
Status
Complete

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Lower Rock Creek Acquisition: The Deer Lake Conservancy has purchased 32.10 acres of undeveloped property on Deer Lake in Polk County. The parcel includes approximately 500 feet of shoreline, a riparian wetland and has Rock Creek flowing through the property. The property is adjacent to existing Conservancy owned property. Trails will be developed connecting with existing trails of the adjacent property.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2010
Waters Involved
Half Moon Lake
Status
Complete

Half Moon Lake Conservancy, Inc.: Acq-Tamarack Bay Rostvolt Acquisition: The Half Moon Lake Conservancy is sponsoring a project involving the acquisition of two lake lots totaling 31.5 acres and a conservation easment on 8.14 acres on Tamarack Bay of Half Moon Lake and inlcuding portions of Tamarack Creek, a tributary to Tamarack Bayall in the town of Milltown in Polk County. The acquistition is being donated in fee and easement to Half Moon Lake Conservancy Inc. Project funding will assist with project expenses associated with the baseline study, appraisal costs, and misc. legal and closing costs.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2010
Waters Involved
Harder Creek
Status
Complete

Half Moon Lake Conservancy, Inc.: Acq-Tamarack Bay Rostvolt Acquisition: The Half Moon Lake Conservancy is sponsoring a project involving the acquisition of two lake lots totaling 31.5 acres and a conservation easment on 8.14 acres on Tamarack Bay of Half Moon Lake and inlcuding portions of Tamarack Creek, a tributary to Tamarack Bayall in the town of Milltown in Polk County. The acquistition is being donated in fee and easement to Half Moon Lake Conservancy Inc. Project funding will assist with project expenses associated with the baseline study, appraisal costs, and misc. legal and closing costs.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/8/2005
Waters Involved
Hatfield Lake
Status
Complete

City Of New Richmond: Acq-Hatfield Lake Acquisition: The City of New Richmond proposes to purchase the 75.67 acre Carpenter Family parcel on Hatfield Lake in St. Croix County for Lake Protection purposes. Major project elements to include 1) acquisition costs and, 2) associated acquisition costs.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Little Blake Lake
Status
Complete

Blake Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Hlk-Healthy Lakes Project: Partnering with property owners, the applicant is sponsoring a grant to implement water quality and habitat best practices from Wisconsin\2019s Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Best practices, including fish sticks, 350 sq. ft. native plantings, diversions, rock infiltration, and/or rain gardens, will be designed and installed according to the Healthy Lakes fact sheets, technical guidance and grant application.

All funded best practices require contracts that must remain in place for 10 years and include the minimum operation and maintenance requirements described in grant condition #16 at the end of this agreement. If the landowner is the grant sponsor this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If the best practice(s) will be implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a Conservation Contract between the sponsor and landowner describing the 10-year contract period, minimum operation and maintenance details, and data to be collected is required.

The Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables include: Signed 10-year landowner Conservation Contract(s) with operation and maintenance requirements; data collected; pre and post project installation photographs; and summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.

Special conditions: Project management and technical assistance costs cannot exceed 10% of the state share of the grant award; this does not include implementation labor. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction, and all regulatory requirements apply. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity and DNR recognized as a funding source.

This scope summarizes the scope in the grant application and attachments and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/2013
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Long Lake Prot & Rehab Dist: Lmi-Waterfront Projects Design & Installation And Alum Dosage Study: Long Lake P&R District is sponsoring a Lake Protection grant to protect and improve Long Lake water quality by designing and implementing shoreline restoration and runoff reduction practices. The project also includes an Alum dosage study.

Specific project tasks include: 1) Shoreline design/restoration on approximately 10 shoreline sites; 2) Design/installation of rain gardens, rock gardens, rock pits, and swales; 3) Alum dosage study.

Shoreline restorations will follow standards set forth in NR 191.24(3) unless mutually agreed to in writing with the regional lake coordinator before implementation occurs. Shoreline restorations using grant funding for plants or labor require a Department approved restrictive covenant that permanently establishes the vegetative buffer on the parcel. This project includes BMPs such as rain gardens and shoreline stabilization. Maintenance, operation, and protection will be specified in a ten-year contract for each BMP site. The Department may perform site inspection and/or monitoring.

Project deliverables include: a report and map summarizing project activities, including documenting linear feet of shoreline stabilized, square feet of shoreline buffer restored, and number of runoff reduction sites installed; individual property shoreline restoration/stabilization plans/maps; pre/post photos of funded restorations; list of property owners and parcels committed to covenants and/or contracts; and Alum dosage report.

Special conditions: Applicable water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction activities commence.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Lost Creek
Status
Complete

Blake Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Hlk-Healthy Lakes Project: Partnering with property owners, the applicant is sponsoring a grant to implement water quality and habitat best practices from Wisconsin\2019s Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Best practices, including fish sticks, 350 sq. ft. native plantings, diversions, rock infiltration, and/or rain gardens, will be designed and installed according to the Healthy Lakes fact sheets, technical guidance and grant application.

All funded best practices require contracts that must remain in place for 10 years and include the minimum operation and maintenance requirements described in grant condition #16 at the end of this agreement. If the landowner is the grant sponsor this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If the best practice(s) will be implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a Conservation Contract between the sponsor and landowner describing the 10-year contract period, minimum operation and maintenance details, and data to be collected is required.

The Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables include: Signed 10-year landowner Conservation Contract(s) with operation and maintenance requirements; data collected; pre and post project installation photographs; and summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.

Special conditions: Project management and technical assistance costs cannot exceed 10% of the state share of the grant award; this does not include implementation labor. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction, and all regulatory requirements apply. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity and DNR recognized as a funding source.

This scope summarizes the scope in the grant application and attachments and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2006
Waters Involved
North Twin Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Amery: Lmi-Amery Lakes Management Plan Implementation: The City of Amery in partnership with the Amery Lakes District will develop a storm water management plan/ordinance and implement run-off control best management practices in priority (i.e. high nutrient load) sub-watersheds. Specifically, the City will: 1) update existing ordinances and develop a storm water management plan to reduce non-point source pollution; 2) design/build wetland basins and rain gardens at Soldier's Field; 3) design-build rain gardens at Flagpole Park; 4) select and install storm water control (e.g. rain gardens and barrels, shoreline buffers, porous pavement, and/or infiltration trenches) practices at demonstration sites within city limits; 5) develop example storm water education materials that will be applicable to other small cities; 6) inventory and measure in-lake habitat, including undeveloped shoreline and critical areas and develop plans for long-range protection and for measuring success of storm water control BMPs.

Special conditions:
* Project design plans need approval before project begins, and applicable water regulation permits must be issued before construction activities commence.
* Best management practices installed at Soldier's Field and Flagpole Park will be maintained for a minimum of 10 years.
* An operation and maintenance plan will be developed for care of the BMPs.

A final report in PDF format summarizing the results of the project as well as copies of databases, maps, GIS files, guidebooks, ordinances or any other products resulting from the project shall be provided to the Department for review prior to final payment.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
1/27/1997
Waters Involved
Perch Lake
Status
Complete

St. Croix County: Acq-St. Croix County Perch Lake Acquisition: St. Croix County shall participate in the Lake Protection Grant Program by purchasing approximately 67.05 acres of land in the Perch Lake watershed for lake protection purposes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1997
Waters Involved
Perch Lake
Status
Complete

St. Croix County: Acq-St. Croix County Perch Lake Acquisitioin Ii: St. Croix County will acquire 19.8 acres with all rights to land onPerch Lake that will expsnd it's day-use park called Homestead PArklands. The county purchase of the Onstott property will include 100 feet of shoreline at the north end of the property on Perch Lake.

268 feet of shoreline on Perch Lake at the south end of the Onstott property will be protected with the purchase of a conservation easement on 9.2 acres of the property. This prroperty will be referred to as the conservation easement.

These two acquisitions will protect an additional 368 feet of lake front giving more protection to Perch Lake and better management of the ecosystem.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1999
Waters Involved
Perch Lake
Status
Complete

St. Croix County: Res-St. Croix Co Homestead Parklands On Perch Lake: St. Croix Co. proposes to construct a main park entrance road, one-way park access roads to and from Perch Lake, six parking areas and two infiltration basins. Grading and erosion control measures are designed to protect the water quality of Perch Lake.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
3/2/1994
Waters Involved
Pike Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Amery: Acq-Pike Lake - York Acquisition: The City of Amery will acquire approximately 32.7 acres of land along the northwest side of Pike Lake. Project costs include the cost of the parcel ($160,500) and the appraisal cost ($950).


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2006
Waters Involved
Pike Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Amery: Lmi-Amery Lakes Management Plan Implementation: The City of Amery in partnership with the Amery Lakes District will develop a storm water management plan/ordinance and implement run-off control best management practices in priority (i.e. high nutrient load) sub-watersheds. Specifically, the City will: 1) update existing ordinances and develop a storm water management plan to reduce non-point source pollution; 2) design/build wetland basins and rain gardens at Soldier's Field; 3) design-build rain gardens at Flagpole Park; 4) select and install storm water control (e.g. rain gardens and barrels, shoreline buffers, porous pavement, and/or infiltration trenches) practices at demonstration sites within city limits; 5) develop example storm water education materials that will be applicable to other small cities; 6) inventory and measure in-lake habitat, including undeveloped shoreline and critical areas and develop plans for long-range protection and for measuring success of storm water control BMPs.

Special conditions:
* Project design plans need approval before project begins, and applicable water regulation permits must be issued before construction activities commence.
* Best management practices installed at Soldier's Field and Flagpole Park will be maintained for a minimum of 10 years.
* An operation and maintenance plan will be developed for care of the BMPs.

A final report in PDF format summarizing the results of the project as well as copies of databases, maps, GIS files, guidebooks, ordinances or any other products resulting from the project shall be provided to the Department for review prior to final payment.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2006
Waters Involved
Rock Creek
Status
Complete

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Lmi-Runoff Control From Direct Drainage: Deer Lake Conservancy, Inc. proposes to install storm water best management practices to control direct drainage runoff. Specifically, the Conservancy will: 1) implement individual waterfront lot infiltration practices (rain gutters with drain tiles, infiltration pits, or rain gardens) on approximately 20 riparian lots; 2) design/build restoration of approximately 4 eroded gullies; 3) provide technical and financial assistance for traditional shoreline buffer restoration; 4) establish demonstration sites with open houses/tours of restoration/infiltration sites; and 5) coordinate education outreach and sociological surveys (in the form of focus groups) to determine barriers to participation and share benefits of the projects.

Special conditions: 1) Gully project design plans need approval before project begins; 2) applicable water regulation permits must be issued before construction activities commence; and 3) focus group script must be reviewed by statewide sociologist well in advance of first session.

A final report in PDF format summarizing the results of the project as well as copies of databases, maps, GIS files, guidebooks, ordinances or any other products resulting from the project shall be provided to the Department for review prior to final payment.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Straight River
Status
Complete

Blake Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Hlk-Healthy Lakes Project: Partnering with property owners, the applicant is sponsoring a grant to implement water quality and habitat best practices from Wisconsin\2019s Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Best practices, including fish sticks, 350 sq. ft. native plantings, diversions, rock infiltration, and/or rain gardens, will be designed and installed according to the Healthy Lakes fact sheets, technical guidance and grant application.

All funded best practices require contracts that must remain in place for 10 years and include the minimum operation and maintenance requirements described in grant condition #16 at the end of this agreement. If the landowner is the grant sponsor this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If the best practice(s) will be implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a Conservation Contract between the sponsor and landowner describing the 10-year contract period, minimum operation and maintenance details, and data to be collected is required.

The Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables include: Signed 10-year landowner Conservation Contract(s) with operation and maintenance requirements; data collected; pre and post project installation photographs; and summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.

Special conditions: Project management and technical assistance costs cannot exceed 10% of the state share of the grant award; this does not include implementation labor. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction, and all regulatory requirements apply. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity and DNR recognized as a funding source.

This scope summarizes the scope in the grant application and attachments and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2005
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust: Acq-Cedar Lake (Menke) Acquis. Costs: The Trust seeks $11,567 in reimbursement for costs associated with the acquisition (via donation) of 63 acres on Cedar Lake In St. Croix County.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2006
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Lmi-Runoff Control From Direct Drainage: Deer Lake Conservancy, Inc. proposes to install storm water best management practices to control direct drainage runoff. Specifically, the Conservancy will: 1) implement individual waterfront lot infiltration practices (rain gutters with drain tiles, infiltration pits, or rain gardens) on approximately 20 riparian lots; 2) design/build restoration of approximately 4 eroded gullies; 3) provide technical and financial assistance for traditional shoreline buffer restoration; 4) establish demonstration sites with open houses/tours of restoration/infiltration sites; and 5) coordinate education outreach and sociological surveys (in the form of focus groups) to determine barriers to participation and share benefits of the projects.

Special conditions: 1) Gully project design plans need approval before project begins; 2) applicable water regulation permits must be issued before construction activities commence; and 3) focus group script must be reviewed by statewide sociologist well in advance of first session.

A final report in PDF format summarizing the results of the project as well as copies of databases, maps, GIS files, guidebooks, ordinances or any other products resulting from the project shall be provided to the Department for review prior to final payment.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2000
Waters Involved
Whitefish Lake
Status
Complete

Whitefish Lake Conservation Organization, In: Res-Renewal & Retention Of Native Vegetation: The Whitefish Lake Property Owners Association, Inc. will implement a lakewide project to renew and protect vegetation that extends landward and lakeward from the ordinary high water mark of Whitefish Lake. This program will provide for an initial site evaluation/assissment of shoreline properities with the potential for shoreline renewal and /or protection of native vegetation. Cost sharing will be provided for site assessment and evaluation, site design for restoration, and preparation/planting of vegetation. Shallow water areas contiguous with renewal sites will be protected as a "no disturbance zone". The project goal is to renew native vegetation on 45 sites (1/2 of current development) and retain and protect native vegetation on the remaining sites. A$3,000 cost share cap will be implemented per individual renewal site. All properties participating in this program will receive a departmnet approved deed restriction that permanently establishes the vegetative buffer on the parcel. Shoreland restoration projects will be designed and installed in accordance with the NRCS Best Management Practices Definition and Conditions.

Participants in this program will post their property with signs and will allow other lakeshore owners to visit their property for educational purposes. Additional activities will include an information and education program involving Whitefish Lake residents, local and county governments, other lake associations, school children, and conservation groups.

Project deliverables include a final report listing project accomplishments including the number of parcels or lots participating in the program. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with a paper copy and an electonic copy of all project products. Project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter(s), public meeting(s), and/or local newspaper article(s).


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Wind Lake
Status
Complete

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Hlk-Church Pine, Round & Big Healthy Lakes 2017: Partnering with property owners, the applicant is sponsoring a grant to implement water quality and habitat best practices from Wisconsin\2019s Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Best practices, including fish sticks, 350 sq. ft. native plantings, diversions, rock infiltration, and/or rain gardens, will be designed and installed according to the Healthy Lakes fact sheets, technical guidance and grant application.

All funded best practices require contracts that must remain in place for 10 years and include the minimum operation and maintenance requirements described in grant condition #16 at the end of this agreement. If the landowner is the grant sponsor this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If the best practice(s) will be implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a Conservation Contract between the sponsor and landowner describing the 10-year contract period, minimum operation and maintenance details, and data to be collected is required.

The Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables include: Signed 10-year landowner Conservation Contract(s) with operation and maintenance requirements; data collected; pre and post project installation photographs; and summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.

Special conditions: Project management and technical assistance costs cannot exceed 10% of the state share of the grant award; this does not include implementation labor. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction, and all regulatory requirements apply. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity and DNR recognized as a funding source.

This scope summarizes the scope in the grant application and attachments and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2004
Waters Involved
Saint Croix River
Status
Complete

River Country Rc&D Council, Inc: Green Development Conference: River Country RC&D proposes to conduct a conference entitled "The Nuts and Bolts of Green Development" in conjunction with the St. Croix Basin Partnership Team. Objective of the conference and associated bus tours will be to provide riparian owners, interested citizens, and municipal operators and engineers with information useful to the development of small-scale and community-wide stormwater management practices.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2002
Waters Involved
Squaw Lake
Status
Complete

Squaw Lake P&R District: Squaw Lake Alum Study: The Squaw Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District proposes to work with the U.S. Amry Corps of Engineers to determine internal phosphorus loading and estimation of alum dosage for profundal sediments in Squaw Lake in St.Croix county.

Project activities include: 1) Sediment cores of profiles of Phosphorus, 2) Alum dosage determination, 3) Alum dosage requirements.

The Department will be provided with both a paper copy and electronic copy of the final report.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2005
Waters Involved
Squaw Lake
Status
Complete

St. Croix County: Squaw Lake Evaluation-Monitoring: St. Croix Co.proposes to determine whether improved land practices and wetland restoration on Squaw Lake have reduced phosphorus loading to the lake sufficiently to make an alum treatment cost effective. Major project elements to include: 1) run-off recording with volume and load calculation, 2) water quality sampling and analysis, 3) report development and sharing. Final report to be shared with partner organizations and agencies to facilitate future planning.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Squaw Lake
Status
Complete

Squaw Lake P&R District: Squaw Mgmt. Plan Update 1: The Squaw Lake Rehabilitation and Management District proposes to update the lake management plan for Squaw Lake in St. Croix County. Major project elements to include: 1) Technical Planning Team, 2) Sociological survey, 3) Soil sampling, 4) impervious surface and habitat surveys.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Squaw Lake
Status
Complete

Squaw Lake P&R District: Squaw Mgmt. Plan Update 2: The Squaw Lake Rehabilitation and Management District proposes to update the lake management plan for Squaw Lake in St. Croix County. Major project elements to include: 1) Lake Management Plan Development Team, 2) Review of new and existing data, 3) Land Use Map, 4) Plan update.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Squaw Lake
Status
Proposed

Squaw Lake P&R District: Squaw Mgmt. Plan Update 1: The Squaw Lake Rehabilitation and Management District proposes to update the lake management plan for Squaw Lake in St. Croix County. Major project elements to include: 1) Technical Planning Team, 2) Sociological survey, 3) Soil sampling, 4) impervious surface and habitat surveys.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Squaw Lake
Status
Proposed

Squaw Lake P&R District: Squaw Mgmt. Plan Update 2: The Squaw Lake Rehabilitation and Management District proposes to update the lake management plan for Squaw Lake in St. Croix County. Major project elements to include: 1) Lake Management Plan Development Team, 2) Review of new and existing data, 3) Land Use Map, 4) Plan update.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2004
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

River Country Rc&D Council, Inc: Green Development Conference: River Country RC&D proposes to conduct a conference entitled "The Nuts and Bolts of Green Development" in conjunction with the St. Croix Basin Partnership Team. Objective of the conference and associated bus tours will be to provide riparian owners, interested citizens, and municipal operators and engineers with information useful to the development of small-scale and community-wide stormwater management practices.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Squaw Lake P&R District: Squaw Mgmt. Plan Update 1: The Squaw Lake Rehabilitation and Management District proposes to update the lake management plan for Squaw Lake in St. Croix County. Major project elements to include: 1) Technical Planning Team, 2) Sociological survey, 3) Soil sampling, 4) impervious surface and habitat surveys.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Squaw Lake P&R District: Squaw Mgmt. Plan Update 2: The Squaw Lake Rehabilitation and Management District proposes to update the lake management plan for Squaw Lake in St. Croix County. Major project elements to include: 1) Lake Management Plan Development Team, 2) Review of new and existing data, 3) Land Use Map, 4) Plan update.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Proposed

Squaw Lake P&R District: Squaw Mgmt. Plan Update 1: The Squaw Lake Rehabilitation and Management District proposes to update the lake management plan for Squaw Lake in St. Croix County. Major project elements to include: 1) Technical Planning Team, 2) Sociological survey, 3) Soil sampling, 4) impervious surface and habitat surveys.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Proposed

Squaw Lake P&R District: Squaw Mgmt. Plan Update 2: The Squaw Lake Rehabilitation and Management District proposes to update the lake management plan for Squaw Lake in St. Croix County. Major project elements to include: 1) Lake Management Plan Development Team, 2) Review of new and existing data, 3) Land Use Map, 4) Plan update.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2003
Waters Involved
Saint Croix River
Status
Complete

St. Croix County: St. Croix Nutrient River Conference: St. Croix County Land and Water Conservation Department proposes to sponsor a conference in Februrary of 2004 to identify and begin to address factors contributing to the pollution of Lake St. Croix. The goal is to bring together wastewater treatment managers, local officials, water resource professionals, land developers and watershed manager to allow networking and sharing of information associated with nutrient and sediment loading in the lake. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and electronic copy of the final report.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2004
Waters Involved
Saint Croix River
Status
Complete

St. Croix County: St. Croix Basin Conference: St Croix County proposes to sponsor an informational and educational conference relating to the protection and management of Lake St. Croix.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Saint Croix River
Status
Complete

St. Croix County: St. Croix Conference '06: St. Croix County proposes to sponsor an informational and educational conference relating to the protection and management of Lake St. Croix. Major project elements to include: 1) conference costs associated with printing mailing, provision of lunch and transportation, 2) staff coordination.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2003
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

St. Croix County: St. Croix Nutrient River Conference: St. Croix County Land and Water Conservation Department proposes to sponsor a conference in Februrary of 2004 to identify and begin to address factors contributing to the pollution of Lake St. Croix. The goal is to bring together wastewater treatment managers, local officials, water resource professionals, land developers and watershed manager to allow networking and sharing of information associated with nutrient and sediment loading in the lake. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and electronic copy of the final report.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2004
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

St. Croix County: St. Croix Basin Conference: St Croix County proposes to sponsor an informational and educational conference relating to the protection and management of Lake St. Croix.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

St. Croix County: St. Croix Conference '06: St. Croix County proposes to sponsor an informational and educational conference relating to the protection and management of Lake St. Croix. Major project elements to include: 1) conference costs associated with printing mailing, provision of lunch and transportation, 2) staff coordination.


Grant Details
Targeted Runoff - Rural Construction
Date
1/1/2001
Waters Involved
Squaw Lake
Status
Complete

St. Croix County Lcd: Squaw Lake Wetland Restoration: to provide 70% cost-sharing for installation of BMPs on Squaw Lake TMDL project


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2005
Waters Involved
Saint Croix River
Status
Complete

Standing Cedars Community Land Conservancy: Bluffs Greenway Protection & Education: The Standing Cedars Community Land Conservancy will conduct a project to strengthen organizational capacity, inventory land resources and develop a protection strategy, conduct an educational effort, develop a model for collaborative greenway design and management.

Organizational capacity will be strengthened through activities aimed at increasing the exposure of the organization. Education outreach packets will be developed for use during business and individual contacts; board member education on land protection strategies, tools, fundraising and outreach will be conducted; development and implementation of a fund raising plan will help in the attainment of financial goals established in the organization strategic plan.

A GIS map will be created including details of land cover, wetland mapping, parcel mapping and ownership. A strategy for land protection will be developed including protection priorities. Landowner contacts will be initiated to discuss options for land protection.

An educational effort will be intitated aimed at residents and visitors focusing on the importance of the river ecosystem and highlighting the natural features of the Standing Cedars property.

A final report will be submitted to the Department in both written and electronic format, including the following: 1) Examples of various types of education materials, 2) Standing Cedars property tour guide,
3) GIS maps, 4) Board outreach packet, 5) Land protection strategy



Monitoring & Projects

Projects including grants, restoration work and studies shown below have occurred in this watershed. Click the links below to read through the text. While these are not an exhaustive list of activities, they provide insight into the management activities happening in this watershed.

Grants and Management Projects
Trout Brook Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Best Management Practices, Implement
Polk County Manure Storage Facility
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin?s waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: a manure storage system; and a waste transfer system.
1/1/2018
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Polk County Manure Storage Facility
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: a manure storage system; a waste transfer system; and a milking center waste control systems.
1/1/2018
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
City of New Richmond Stormwater Pond Retro #265
Date
Status
This project is an installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin?s waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the municipality will construct/install a wet detention pond to remedy discharges of total suspended solids in urban runoff.
1/1/2017
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
St Croix Co Rush River Non-TMDL TRM
Date
Status
This project promotes nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: a manure storage system closure, access roads and cattle crossings, animal trails and walkways, critical area stabilization, grade stabilization, heavy use area protection, livestock fencing, livestock watering facilities, riparian buffers, sediment basins, water and sediment control basins, waterway systems, well decommissioning, wetland development or restoration, stream crossing, rip-rapping, shaping and seeding, and livestock fencing to remedy discharges of manure, sediment and phosphorus in runoff.
1/1/2017
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Coumbia County Manure Storage & Runoff Management
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin?s waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will provide 90% cost-sharing to assist the farm in addressing the sources of runoff to an unnamed tributary of Cambra Creek cited in the Notice of Discharge.
5/1/2015
In Progress
Projects
 
Lake Management Plan Development
 
Date
Status
34876419
4/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Lake Management Plan Development
 
Date
Status
34876422
4/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW pre-2000 data
Date
Status
2601400 name St Croix River TMDL ID 618 Start Mile 44.29 End Mile 54.14
11/21/2011
Proposed
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW pre-2000 data
Date
Status
2601400 name St Croix River TMDL ID 618 Start Mile 17.43 End Mile 44.29
11/21/2011
Proposed
 
Stormwater Planning, Implementation
Hudson Storm Water Management and Master Planning
Date
Status
Storm water planning activities will be undertaken by the municipality and will result in the following products: updated construction erosion control ordinance, new storm water ordinance for new development and re-development, new ordinances that affect runoff from the developed urban area, updated storm water financing mechanism, new storm water management plan for the developed urban area, and new storm water management plan for new development.
1/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Stormwater Planning, Implementation
St. Joseph MS4 Planning
Date
Status
This project promotes nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Storm water planning activities will be undertaken by the municipality and will result in the following products: new construction erosion control ordinance, new storm water ordinance for new development and re-development, new ordinances that affect runoff from the developed urban area, new storm water management plan for the developed urban area, and new storm water management plan for new development.
1/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
TMDL Development
Lake Mallalieu TMDL Development
Date
Status
Lake Mallalieu is a man made riverine lake located within the channel of the Willow River. Since 2004, Lake Mallalieu and an upstream reach of the Willow River have been included on the Environmental Protection Agency?s (EPA) 303(d) impaired waters list. The lake is designated as high priority for eutrophication and ph impairments due to excess phosphorus, while the upstream reach of the river is a low priority for dissolved oxygen impairments. The river?s designation is due to excess phosphorus and biological oxygen demand (BOD).

The Willow River has become degraded by excess nutrients, specifically phosphorus.
7/1/2009
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
TMDL Development
Halfmoon Lake TMDL
Date
Status
Half Moon Lake (Hydrologic Unit Code 070500006) is a small, shallow eutrophic lake that formed as an oxbow of the Chippewa River. The lake is geographically located within the City of Eau Claire and the Lower Chippewa River Basin. The lake is highly eutrophic and exhibits excessive algae and aquatic macrophyte growth (Borman, 1990; Brakke, 1995; Konkel and Borman, 1996; James et. al., 2001, 2002).
7/1/2006
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
TMDL Development
Cedar Lake TMDL
Date
Status
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) developed a TMDL for phosphorus for Cedar Lake. The TMDL addresses the nutrient impacts and impairments which were identified on the Wisconsin 2002 303(d) list. The Lake is nutrient (phosphorus (P)) impaired as a result of agriculture, internal loading and local land use. Water quality in Cedar Lake is generally poor to very poor, falling into the eutrophic to hypereutrophic category. Summer algal blooms result in foul odors and an unsightly build-up of algae biomass on the shoreline. In addition, trophic conditions in the lake limit rooting depth for emergent vegetation used by the resident fish populations. As a result, these impairments impact the recreational/aesthetic value of the lake and stress sport fish populations.
8/19/2003
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
TMDL Implementation
Squaw Lake TMDL
Date
Status
This TMDL report is for Squaw Lake, located in the Star Prairie Township, St. Croix County, Wisconsin, in the St. Croix River Basin. The lake is geographically located across portions of Sections 8, 9 and 17 of T31N, R18W of the USGS Somerset North Quadrangle.
4/13/2011
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
TMDL Implementation
Squaw Lake TMDL Implementation
Date
Status
TMDL Implementation for Squaw Lake, located in the Star Prairie Township, St. Croix County, WI, in the St. Croix River Basin. An Implementation Plan is needed.
10/1/2006
In Progress
Projects
 
TMDL Monitoring
Half Moon Lake TMDL
Date
Status
Half Moon Lake (Hydrologic Unit Code 070500006) is a small, shallow eutrophic lake that formed as an oxbow of the Chippewa River. The lake is geographically located within the City of Eau Claire and the Lower Chippewa River Basin. The lake is highly eutrophic and exhibits excessive algae and aquatic macrophyte growth. Half Moon Lake was originally listed on Wisconsin?s 303(d) impaired waters list in 1998 for eutrophic conditions and sedimentation and listed as a high priority for TMDL development on the October 2002 303(d) list.
7/1/2006
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Trout Brook WatershedWatershed History Note

The villages of Osceola and Dresser are located in the Trout Brook Watershed in Polk County. Osceola is an historic river town containing Cascade Falls, a 24-foot waterfall located in the heart of downtown. It is home to a heritage working railroad train depot that offers excursions throughout the St. Croix valley. The downtown district and the 1916 SOO Line Depot are listed on the National Register of Historic places. On Highway 243 you will find Osceola Landing, one of the busiest landings on Lower St. Croix National Scenic Riverway with a canoe landing, fishing pier, and a boat access and picnic area.

Date  2011