Stillwater Country Club Water Quality Improvement Project.
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BCWD Manager Connie Taillon, SCC Member Paul Spilseth, BCWD Manager Craig Leiser, BCWD Manager Gail Pundsack and BCWD Manager Rick Vanzwol in front of a recently planted raingarden at Stillwater CC.
With a grant from the Clean Water Fund, Brown's Creek Watershed District is partnering with the Stillwater Country Club to "Green" their grounds and address pollution runoff. The goal of the project is to improve the water quality of the creek while adding aesthetically appealing gardens and native land diversity of the course. Work began September 1st, 2010 with the installation of a raingarden. 7 additional raingardens, 2 native planting areas and numerous other stormwater management features were completed by early November 2010.
Raingardens will keep rainwater on the golf course helping to reduce the amount of soil that erodes and enters Brown's Creek. These Changes will keep 46.3 tons of sediment ayear from washing off of the golfcourse and into Brown's creek. That's 7% of all the sediment washing into the creek along it's entire route. Or the equivalent of 4 1/2 dump trucks fill of dirt.
For morinformation on this or other projects, feel free to contact BCWD Administrator Karen Kill 651 275 1136 ext. 26