Shoreland Management Grants for Local Governments

Quick Facts

Source: 
Clean Water Fund
Status: 
In Progress
Counties Affected 
Statewide
Status: 
In Progress
Start Date: 
January 2014

Project Details by Fiscal Year

Fiscal Year(s): 
2014
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2013, Chp. 137, Art. 2, Sec. 6(k)
Appropriation Language 
$500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year are for grants to counties and other local units of government to adopt and implement advanced shoreland protection measures. The grants awarded under this paragraph shall be for up to $100,000 and must be used to restore and enhance riparian areas to protect, enhance, and restore water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams. Grant recipients must submit a report to the commissioner on the outcomes achieved with the grant. To be eligible for a grant under this paragraph, a county or other local unit of government must be adopting or have adopted an ordinance for the subdivision, use, redevelopment, and development of shoreland that has been approved by the commissioner of natural resources as having advanced shoreland protection measures. An ordinance must meet or exceed the following standards: (1) requires new sewage treatment systems to be set back at least 100 feet from the ordinary high water level for recreational development shorelands and 75 feet for general development lake shorelands; (2) requires redevelopment and new development on shoreland to have at least a 50-foot vegetative buffer. An access path and recreational use area may be allowed; (3) requires mitigation when any variance to standards designed to protect lakes, rivers, and streams is granted; (4) requires best management practices to be used to control storm water and sediment as part of a land alteration; (5) includes other criteria developed by the commissioner; and (6) has been adopted by July 1, 2015. An ordinance that does not exceed all the standards in clauses (1) to (5) is considered to meet the requirement if the commissioner determines that the ordinance provides significantly greater protection for both waters and shoreland than those standards... [Cont'd]
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$500,000
Number of full time equivalents funded: 
0.0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
In FY 14, DNR will begin development a shoreland management grant program.

Project Manager

Jennifer
Shillcox
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul
55155
651-259-5727