* Heron Lake Sediment Reduction Demonstration Project

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Overall goal: Increase landowner awareness of two unique streambank stabilization structures, cedar revetments and J-hook weirs, through two demonstration sites and promote structures through printed media, tours, meetings, and a website.
Project goal 1: Install and demonstrate a cedar revetment and a J-hook weir at two locations in the Heron Lake watershed.
Project Goal 2: Provide educational opportunities through two tours and inform the public about the project through four newspaper articles and newsletters and four meeting updates to each of the four counties.
Project Goal 3: Provide digital documentation for use on the website and in presentations that illustrates structure capability and success through video footage and photographs before, during, and after installation.

  • Funded through the Environmental Protection Agency Section 319 grant program administered by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • Timeframe – March 1, 2010 to August 31, 2014
  • Grant funds - $16,500.00
  • Inkind match (HLWD and partners) - $13,556.00
  • Total project cost - $30,056.00

 Final Report