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Clean water education grants available (August 16, 2016)
Have a creative idea for teaching people about keeping our lakes, streams and wetlands clean?  Apply for a grant from the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD)! The MCWD is now accepting proposals for grants...
Researchers testing new zebra mussel control method (July 21, 2016)
A study began in Lake Minnetonka this week on a potential new method to effectively manage zebra mussel populations. Researchers from the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) and the...
2015 Lake Grades released (May 26, 2016)
We've released our 2015 Lake Grades, an annual snapshot of the condition of the lakes and bays across the District. See the grades here.The grades are based on three standard water quality parameters: water clarity, algae growth and nutrients....
MCWD aquatic invasive species prevention efforts in full swing (May 13, 2016)
With the start of boating and fishing season, there are simple ways you can help protect your favorite lake from aquatic invasive species (AIS). You can join the Minnehaha Creek...
Announcing the Earth Day Photo Contest winners! (April 22, 2016)
Thanks to everyone who entered the 2016 Earth Day Photo Contest! We were blown away by the quality of this year's entries -- an equal testament to the skills of our residents and the beauty of our resources....
Zebra mussels are impacting Lake Minnetonka’s water quality (April 21, 2016)
Zebra mussels have caused significant changes in Lake Minnetonka’s water quality, according to findings of a study by Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD). The...
Three MCWD managers appointed (March 17, 2016)
At its meeting on Tuesday, March 15, the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners reappointed Brian Shekleton to the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) Board of Managers and appointed Bill Becker as a new manager, replacing Jim Calkins...
Ice out declared on Lake Minnetonka (March 17, 2016)
An annual rite of spring came early this year. "Ice out" was declared on Lake Minnetonka this morning, second only to March 11, 1878, as the earliest ice-out date for the metro's largest lake since record keeping began in 1855...
Learn how to protect your local lake or stream at 2016 Urban Waters Forum (March 8, 2016)
One of the hallmarks of life in the Twin Cities is our abundance of urban lakes. Whether it’s fishing, swimming, boating, walking, or just sitting and...
Announcing 2016 education grant recipients (March 1, 2016)
We’re excited to announce the recipients of Cynthia Krieg Watershed Stewardship Fund grants for the 2016 year. We received a record number of applications and awarded grants to 13 organizations.  The...

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