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Northwestern College awarded for shoreline restoration

posted Oct 7, 2011, 6:30 AM by Keith Gilbert
The Ramsey Conservation District has chosen Northwestern College as the 2011 Outstanding Conservationist for Ramsey County. Since 2010, the Ramsey Conservation District has been working with Northwestern College to stabilize nearly 4,000 lineal feet and almost 2 acres of highly eroded shoreline on Lake Johanna in Roseville. The shoreline restoration project installed more than 40 species of native plants, erosion control products, and soil lifts to create a more stable shoreline and restore areas of emergent, transitional, and upland plant communities. It is expected that the project will reduce phosphorus entering Lake Johanna by over an estimated ten pounds per year and soils and sediment by over 12 tons per year. The first half of the project was installed in 2010 and the second half will be completed in 2011. The highly visible project will have a great impact on water quality. Northwestern College is planning on using this project as an outdoor classroom for students. See the attached press release.
Keith Gilbert,
Oct 7, 2011, 6:30 AM