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Educational Resources


Lake Minnetonka Map

lake minnetonka map

Cover of Lake Minnetonka Map: Map and Guide to Lake Minnetonka with MCWD logo

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.

Minnehaha Creek Canoe Map

Minnehaha Creek paddling map

Cover of Minnehaha Creek Map with MCWD logo

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 hazards within Minnehaha Creek.

Guides and Brochures

Minnehaha Creek Companion Guide

Minnehaha Creek companion guide

This guide serves to accompany the Minnehaha Creek canoe map and provides information on points of interest and history.

Minnehaha Creek companion guide inside

AIS Early Detector Guide

Aquatic Invasive Species Early Detectors A How-To Guide

This guide helps citizens monitoring their local lake for aquatic invasive species (AIS) with surveying tips and ID pages. Limited copies available for distribution.

AIS guide inside

Lake Minnetonka Guide to Shoreline Gardening

A Lake Minnetonka Guide to Shoreline Gardens

This book shows how shoreline homeowners can protect water quality with native shoreline plants AND have a beautiful garden.  Limited copies available for distribution. Available for purchase on Amazon

shoreline gardens guide inside

Community Adaptation Planning for Changing Landscapes & Climate

community adaption planning booklet

This planning guide contains a framework for community adaptation planning in the face of climate and landscape change. Community Adaptation PDF available here.

community adaption planning booklet inside

Year-Round Guide to Yard Care (Blue Thumb)

Blue Thumb A Year-Round Guide to Yard Care

This booklet contains tips for yard care for each season, including turf grass and plantings. Limited copies available for distribution.

Blue Thumb yard care guide inside

Rain Garden Brochure (Blue Thumb)

Blue Thumb raingarden brochure

This brochure includes the purpose of a raingarden and tips for installation.

raingarden brochure inside

Raingarden Maintenance Brochure (Blue Thumb)

raingarden maintenance brochure

This brochure contains tips for maintaining your raingarden including wedding and cleaning.

raingarden maintenance brochure inside

"Ten Things You Can Do" Brochure

ten things you can do brochure

This brochure demonstrates ten actions people can take to help improve our local waterbodies.

ten things you can do brochure inside

Secrets of Leisurely Landscaping Brochure (Blue Thumb)

secrets of leisurely landscaping brochure

This brochure describes the benefits of native plants and ways to use them in your gardening.

secrets of leisurely landscaping brochure inside

Native Plant Fact Sheet (Blue Thumb)

Native flowers, shrubs, and trees fact sheet

This fact sheet provides examples of native flowers, shrubs, and trees for yards, raingardens, and shorelines. 

native plant fact sheet inside