Tip: The more plants in your lawn, the less you need to water it, the less the soil erodes, the less fertilizer and chemicals are needed, and the more time there is to enjoy your attractive lawn. Native plants require less upkeep and chemicals, and provide better habitat for wildlife. (Learn more).
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Promote your business with a beautiful, full color map of Lake Minnetonka, featuring water quality information and a narrative of the history of the lake area. We’ll work with you to customize the map with an imprint of your corporate logo and company information.
Take a look at this map of Minnehaha Creek Canoe Routes located inside the Watershed. This map gives a detailed description of the Watershed in the 1800s and today, as well as provides information on safety precautions, canoe/kayak rentals, and the water levels and harzards within Minnehaha Creek.
We have a number of displays and exhibits available to use or display. MCWD staff may also be able to attend your community festival or event -- contact us if you are interested.
The Enviroscape interactive watershed model allows you to sprinkle ‘pollution’ (colored powder) and then see what happens when it ‘rains’ (spray bottle) on the watershed. Learn more about the Enviroscape.
The fund is available to nonprofit citizen groups and other organizations to fund water-related educational programs and projects, as well as innovative water quality improvement and stormwater management projects. See our CKWSF page for more information.
MCWD is happy to come to your organization, group, or school and give a presentation about what you can do to protect clean water. We also coordinate outreach events and training sessions. Keep up with what's going on at MCWD to make sure you don't miss out.
We've done presentations for a variety of groups, including Chambers of Commerce, Rotary Clubs, schools and religious education forums. Contact MCWD's Education Program Manager for more information.
Training Workshops and Seminars
MCWD’s permitting staff are always available to help you navigate the permitting process and to make sure your site is in compliance. We occasionally offer workshops on topics such as erosion and sediment control or shoreline rip-rap.
Many newer developments have legally defined wetland buffers with special rules. We can give short, informal presentations for neighborhood groups and homeowners associations to help them understand what's involved. We can also provide more information and resources. Contact MCWD's Permitting Technician for more information.