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MECA Publications

Assessing Erosion and Sediment Control in Community Gardens-MECA research report April 2012


MECA resourcesTemporary Stream, Wetland & Soft Soil Crossings

Temporary Stream, Wetland & Soft Soil Crossings-MECA 2-5-10_Low Rez

Temporary Stream, Wetland & Soft Soil Crossings-MECA 2-5-10_High Rez


Sediment Reduction from Winter Road Maintenance 11-18-2009


NPDES Phase II Construction Resources

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Resources:

Minnesota Stormwater Web Site

NPDES Phase II General Construction Permit

Pollution Complaints

Construction Stormwater Permit

Lake Trout Lakes, Link to Minn R 7050.0470

Trout Lakes, Link to Minn R 6264.0050 (see subp 2)

Trout Streams, Link to Minn R 6264.0050 (see subp 4)

MPCA’s Special Waters List

MPCA Impaired Waters List

MPCA TMDL Waters Mapping Program

Environmental Data Access – Water Quality Data(Interactive maps)

Impaired waters maps

SWPPP Design

SWPPP Design

Check List (word doc 42.5kb)

USGS 7.5 Minute Maps (required for SWPPP)

Universal Soil Loss Equation

This tool is easy to download and use for calculating
sheet and rill erosion from your construction site and
expected reductions with the use of erosion and sediment
control BMPs.

NPDES Phase II Agencies
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Stormwater Division

Certification Programs

University of Minnesota
Erosion and Stormwater Management Certification Program

National Certification Programs through EnviroCert International:
Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC)
Certified Erosion, Sediment and Stormwater Inspector (CESSWI)
Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality (CPSWQ)
Certificed Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Specialist (CMS4S)

Minnesota’s 45 Watershed Districts

Other Resources

Land & Water Magazine

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Minnesota Stormwater Manual

Metropolitan Council
Urban Small Sites BMP Manual

Stormwater Treatment: Assessment and Maintenance Manual





Minnesota State Agencies:
Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR)
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MDNR)
Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT)MNDOT Environmental Services
MNDOT Standard Specifications Home PageLocal Water Quality Agencies and Organizations:
Minnesota Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Minnesota Association of
Watershed Districts
Minnesota Association of Professional Soil Scientists
Minnesota Soil and Water Conservation Society Stormwater Management Technology:

Center for Watershed ProtectionLID Design Page

EPA Urban and LID Links

EPA Urban Storm Water BMP Study

Dakota County Low Impact Development

Development Resource Page

Greenway Planning:

Education Resources

Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials(NEMO)

Clean Water Minnesota- Watershed Partners

MPCA Winter Maintenance Certification
MPCA Turfgrass Maintenance Certification

MS4 Toolkit– Watershed Partners


Stormwater Thief video– created by Rice Creek Watershed District with many partners including MECA.