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James Wisker2018 Mid-Year Highlights

It has been an exciting year at the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) as we embark on a path set forth in our newly-adopted Watershed Management Plan. The plan, which is a road map for the next decade of our clean water work, was adopted by the MCWD Board of Managers in January following approval by the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources. It puts into practice our commitment to working in partnership with others and collaborating early to ensure the natural and built environments are balanced to create value and enjoyment for all.

As MCWD’s new administrator, I look forward to working with our public and private partners to integrate their goals and plans with those of the district. I am committed to continually improving how we align our work with others to protect and improve our waters, and create successful, sustainable communities. As you read this newsletter, you’ll learn more about our current efforts along the most degraded stretch of Minnehaha Creek and our work to restore the headwaters of Lake Minnetonka. You’ll also see more information about our management of Gray’s Bay Dam and how we are partnering with the National Weather Service to more effectively manage water levels.

Our staff and our Board of Managers are excited for what lies ahead, and we are already planning our work for 2019. We look forward to collaborating with you to protect and improve land and water for current and future generations. Read the full 2018 mid-year highlights.

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