News Releases

April 21, 2017
Announcing the 2017 Earth Day Photo Contest Winners
Thanks to everyone who entered the 2017 Earth Day Photo Contest! We almost TRIPLED the number of entries we received compared to 2016, making this decision especially tough.  We were also blown away by the quality of the entries -- an equal testament to the skills of our residents and the beauty of our resources.  Below are the winners as chosen by MCWD staff. We're already looking...

March 29, 2017
MCWD Launches 50th Anniversary Event Series
The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District is kicking off a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary with a series of free community events to get people outdoors enjoying and protecting our beautiful waters. The event series, “Jump In & Make a Splash,” includes a wide range of activities from fishing and canoeing to picking up litter and collecting prairie seeds in several locations across...

March 17, 2017
Two MCWD managers appointed
At its meeting on Tuesday, March 14, the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners reappointed Richard Miller to the MCWD Board of Managers and appointed Jessica Loftus as a new manager, replacing Pamela Blixt. “I look forward to the continued leadership of Richard Miller and welcome the opportunity to work with Jessica Loftus. I also want to express my appreciation to Pamela Blixt for her 24 years of dedicated service to the...

February 17, 2017
Residents form new lake groups to protect clean water
Two new citizen-led lake associations formed in the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) in 2016, bringing the number of resident groups organized around lakes and streams in the District to an all-time high. There are now 30 documented lake and stream groups that have formed in the MCWD, which has been supporting citizen efforts to protect their local waters for more than...

February 1, 2017
Study finds potential link between herbicide treatment and hybrid watermilfoil
A little known type of watermilfoil could be more invasive and tougher to control than the Eurasian variety that has irritated lake users for decades, according to new study findings from the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) and researchers from Montana State University and the University of Minnesota. Using cutting-edge genetic...