MCWD approves education grants (January 13, 2017)
Clean water educational activities will get underway in nearly a dozen communities this year with the assistance of the MCWD.In December, the MCWD Board of Managers approved $98,200 in grants for 15 projects that will teach people of...
The ice man cometh (January 6, 2017)
Uptown Wedge resident Joe Knaeble is concerned with a problem that is mostly invisible: increasing levels of salt in groundwater due to its overuse as a deicer. Perhaps less invisible is the sidewalk salt that remains after an over-zealous application of the...
Salt in our freshwater (January 3, 2017)
“Salt of the earth” means a decent and honorable person. Salt in the water, on the other hand, means a serious environmental issue that’s virtually impossible to reverse. With oceans full of saltwater, the idea of salt as a water pollutant may sound...
Gray's Bay Dam Closed For Season (December 1, 2016)
We've closed the Gray's Bay dam, which regulates the flow of water between Lake Minnetonka and Minnehaha Creek, for the season. It is the second-straight year in which unseasonably late rains kept the dam open later than usual...
MCWD seeks citizen advisors (October 18, 2016)
We are seeking applicants for our Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC), a group that assists the MCWD Board of Managers and provides input on the District’s projects and programs. The group of interested residents meets monthly to...
Lake Minnewashta zebra mussel treatment appears successful (September 28, 2016)
Following a multi-agency response to the discovery of zebra mussels in a Lake Minnewashta bay, initial results indicate the treatment was effective. The 29-acre bay known as “...
Become a Master Water Steward - Deadline Extended to Sept 30! (September 23, 2016)
Do you want to protect clean water in a lake or stream you care about? Become a Master Water Steward!  Applications are now being accepted for the program, which provides...
Zebra mussel treatment begins in Lake Minnewashta (September 13, 2016)
Treatments have begun on a Lake Minnewashta bay following the discovery of zebra mussels at the boat launch there last month. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) has approved the...
MCWD approves proposed 2017 budget and levy (September 9, 2016)
At its meeting on September 8, the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) Board of Managers approved a proposed 2017 budget of $13,460,253 and a $9,315,286 levy to support it. The proposed 7 percent levy...
Zebra mussels discovered in Lake Minnewashta (August 24, 2016)
The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) has discovered zebra mussels at the public boat access to Lake Minnewashta in Chanhassen. While official confirmation from the Minnesota Department of Natural...

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