Currently, the Pomme de Terre River Association has 6 grants/projects open.
|Project Title||Grant Program||Governing State Agency||Grant End Date||Grant Awarded|
|One Watershed, One Plan||Clean Water Funds||BWSR||Dec. 31st, 2019||$246,441.00|
|2017 - Pomme de Terre WRAPS Implementation Plan||Clean Water Funds||BWSR||Dec. 31st, 2019||$431,587.00|
|Pomme de Terre WRAPS Implementation Project||Federal 319||MPCA||August 31st, 2020||$285,000.00|
|2016 - Pomme de Terre River Association's Incorporation of the PTMApp Model||Clean Water Funds||BWSR||Dec 31st, 2018||$115,248.00|
|2015 - Pomme de Terre WRAPS Implementation Plan||Clean Water Funds||BWSR||Dec 31st, 2018||$387,146.00|
|Pomme de Terre River Watershed Targeted BMP Implementation Project||Clean Water Funds||BWSR||Extended to Dec 31st, 2017||$274,816.00|
|Pomme de Terre WRAPS Implementation Plan||Federal 319||MPCA||August 31st, 2018||$275,000.00|
These grants allow the PDTRA to install conservation practices, assist in enrolling landowners into federal programs, educate residents and students on the importance of clean water, and monitor the quality of water in the watershed.
The majority of the funding from each grant goes towards voluntarily implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs) and other conservation programs. These practices include Water and Sediment Control Basins, Shoreline and Stream bank Restorations, Alternative Tile Intakes, Rain Gardens, Cattle Exclusions, Filter strips, etc. (More information under Conservation Practices).
The reason for designating most of our funds to BMPs and conservation programs is to work toward restoring and preserving water bodies, so our community can enjoy natural resources without having to worry about pollution.
With the help of all counties, state agencies, federal agencies and people like you the PDTRA is working hard to use these funds efficiently to improve water quality throughout the watershed.
When designing projects and applying for funding we refer to County Water Plans, Total Maximum Daily Load Analysis, the Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy Report, and various implementation plans. These documents help us determine pollution reduction needs and prioritize/ target potential non-point source pollution within the watershed.
Below are links to the corresponding documents.
- Otter Tail County Water Plan
- Grant County Water Plan
- Douglas County Water Plan
- Stevens County Water Plan
- Big Stone County Water Plan
- Swift County Water Plan
- Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy Report
- Pomme de Terre Major Watershed Plan
- Total Maximum Daily Load Analysis
Click on the title above to view a .pdf version of that document.