ERC Grants

Environmental Education & Project Grant

Jackson Middle School - 2014 Mini Grant Project

Area schools and community organizations serving youth, are eligible to receive a grant to conduct environmental education and to complete environmental projects that directly benefit the City of Champlin.

2017 Environmental Education & Project Grant Application & Information

2016 Grant Recipients 

Applicant: Jackson Middle School, Environmental Science Class

Grant Amount: $500

Students in the Jackson Middle School 8th Grade, Environmental Science Class are required to identify and provide a solution to an environmental issue. The students designed and installed a native plant rain garden in the front drive area of the school. They combined the funds received from the City with funds from the University of Minnesota to complete the project.

Landscaping for Water Quality Grant 

Native Plant Garden

2017 Landscaping for Water Quality Grant Application & Information

2016 Native Plant Awards 

Applicant:   Kristina Thomson, 11132 Idaho Court North

Grant Amount:  $500

This project was  designed to ensure that the bloom times and other plant characteristics provide resources throughout the season for native wildlife. The homeowner’s long term goal is to reduce turf grass and make at least half of the front yard native plants. This project will play a role in achieving that goal.

Applicant:  Randy Wahlstrom and Sharon Ramler, 10904 Xylon Avenue North

Grant Amount: $150

The location of the rain garden is near the southwest corner of the property. This location was chosen as much of the surface water runoff is currently directed here which will allow them to capture most of the runoff prior to it entering the storm sewer system. A curb cut is part of the project to allow the street water to be directed onto their property for treatment through the rain garden.

Applicant: Joy Flom, 808 Pleasant Avenue North

Grant Amount: $250

This project addresses buckthorn and other invasive weeds that had taken over the back fence line area of the property. The homeowner has removed the invasive species and is requesting grant funding to install native plants that will thrive and prevent the return of invasive species. The selected native plants will also provide a pollinator habitat.

Applicant: Jessica Davis, 10521 Fernwood Lane North

Grant Amount: $500

Jessica has an extensive garden including native grasses in the backyard. She is requested funding to install a rain garden in the front yard between the sidewalk and curb. Because of the existing sidewalk and curb confines around the project, the ERC recommended approval contingent upon the applicant working with the Assistant City Engineer to develop a suitable drainage plan.

Applicant: Julie & Don Zdrazil, 1308 Revere Lane North

Grant Amount: $200

The Zdrazil’s are amazing supporters of the natural world, they have worked to install bird feeders in Galloway Park and develop native gardens on their own property to support pollinators. The proposed project is an expansion of their work on their property, with planting for pollinators and promises to make an excellent addition to the available food for pollinators.

Contact Us 

For additional information on the grant programs contact the ERC Staff Liaison at 763-923-7111 or Clerk@ci.champlin.mn.us

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