Entry Point Erosion Stabilization

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A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

Friends of Lake Nokomis
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Help stabilize the shoreline of Lake Nokomis at a popular entry point with significant erosion.


raised by 34 people

$29,000 goal

Minneapolis Parks Foundation Grant Awarded!

Update posted 2 years ago

We’re thrilled to share that the People for Parks Fund at the Minneapolis Parks Foundation has awarded this project with a $10,000! Wow! Thank you committee members for seeing the need for this work. 

To reach our goal in 2022 (and avoid future inflation impacts, we could use assistance in expanding our donor outreach-is that a skill you can lend to the effort? Email us at friendsoflakenokomis@gmail.com

In 2017, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board received a Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment grant to restore segments of the Lake Nokomis shoreline. That funding was not sufficient to address all the erosion sites around the lake. This fundraiser would address a popular entry point that is quickly eroding to a point where it will soon impact the integrity of the adjacent walking path. The Concept view above was utilized to design the limestone stair stepper erosion control for this location and implementation will cost $29,000. 

Here's an example of this type of entry utilized on another urban lake. 

The entry point is due north of the intersection of Derby Road and E Lake Nokomis Parkway (point where grey marker is shown on the map below.

The entry point^

Erosion impacts water quality, as well as increases maintenance costs for other infrastructure, as the trail will be damaged in this location if the erosion is not addressed.  During master planning, locations like this were described as the one of the thousand tiny cuts harming lake health…help us help the lake by giving what you can today! 

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