Public Notice

Posted 19 October 2017

17-533:  Richard Lindberry has applied for a Minnehaha Creek Watershed District permit for Wetland Protection for the subdivision of the property at address of 11806 Cedar Lake Road into two lots and the construction of two single family homes located within resulting subdivision.  The requirements of the Wetland Protection Rule require a 25 foot buffer to be declared around the wetland present within the property. These buffers are protected areas that contain vegetation that filters runoff, prevents erosion and are important to wildlife.  By this expectation disturbances, such as mowing, are regarded as activities that interfere with the Wetland Buffer’s function and are not allowed within the buffer’s proximity.  Any disturbance to the buffers during the construction process will be restored.  Water from this parcel drains to Minnehaha Creek.

Individuals with questions or concerns regarding this permit may contact Jack Distel at 952-641-4581 or jdistel@minnehahacreek.org.

Interested parties may request that the permit be considered by the MCWD Board of Managers.  Requests for public consideration must be in writing and received at the MCWD offices prior to 4:30 PM, November 2nd, 2017.


Posted 28 September 2017


The mission of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) is to collaborate with public and private partners to integrate clean water and natural resource enhancements with the built environment, supporting the creation of vibrant communities. Our investments in clean water and natural resources are driven by opportunities to layer natural resource benefits with community goals which best integrates the improvements on the landscape and cost effectively leverages public funds.

The MCWD Board of Managers will hold a Public Hearing at its regular meeting on Thursday, October 26 at 6:45 p.m. to consider establishing the Arden Park restoration project in the City of Edina. The meeting will be held at the MCWD Office, 15320 Minnetonka Boulevard, Minnetonka, MN 55345. 

The goal of the Arden Park project is to combine natural resource restoration goals with city and community goals for Arden Park in a way that connects people to the resource. The project would restore and enhance 17 acres of urban Minnehaha Creek corridor within Edina. The project would connect nine miles of stream habitat by removing a dam, restore approximately 2,000 feet of stream channel, treat up to 100 acres of stormwater runoff from the surrounding neighborhoods and restore critical urban wildlife habitat including floodplain forest and wetland. The estimated MCWD cost for the project is $1,937,000.  The City of Edina will contribute funds for design and construction of park improvements integrated into the project plan.  More information including the project plan can be found at: www.minnehahacreek.org/project/arden-park-restoration

The MCWD’s share of project cost would be funded through its ad valorem tax levy allocated between Hennepin and Carver Counties on the basis of tax capacity. MCWD is also seeking grant funds.  The scheduled public hearing is being held in accordance with Minnesota Statutes §103B.251.  If, after considering comments, the Board of Managers finds that the project is conducive to public health, would promote the general welfare, and is consistent with the MCWD watershed management plan, it may order and formally authorize the project.

If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact Renae Clark at 952-641-4510 or email at rclark@minnehahacreek.org.