To help accomplish Step 1 of the WRAPS process, SWAG is utilized with local partnerships to monitor water bodies and collect data. RCRCA is proudly partnering with MPCA to provide stream and lake monitoring for the 2017 and 2018 years.
The primary objective of this grant program is to determine the health of lakes and streams in Minnesota. Through funded projects, local partners collect information that identifies waters which are in need of restoration or protection strategies. The MPCA focuses these strategies at the major watershed scale.
Eligible partners include soild and water conservation districts, watershed districts, watershed management organizations, local governmental units (i.e., counties, cities, townships, lake associations and lake improvement disctricts), American Indian tribal governments in Minnesota, Minnesota colleges and universities, and joint powers organizations.
Through SWAG, local partners have successfully provided water quality data for lake and stream sites throughout the entire state.
Cottonwood SWAG Monitoring Data
Lake SWAG Monitoring Data
Redwood SWAG Monitoring Data