Thursday, January 30, 2014

Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Winter Board Retreat
Edina History Museum
Arneson Acres Park
4711 West 70th Street, Edina
Thursday, January 30, 2014

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm      Welcome and tour of Edina Mill Artifacts and Museum CollectionsBob Kojetin, Edina Historical Society Board Member and former 9-Mile Creek Watershed District Manager

5:30 pm                       Dinner and WelcomeEvenson

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm      2013 Accomplishments and 2014 District ActivitiesMandt, Wisker, Mamayek, Dawson

–         What was done, what was not done and why, 2014 plans.         

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm      Follow-up of 2013 Retreat – Smith

         1.  Implementation of ?In Pursuit of a Balanced Urban Ecology in the Minnehaha Creek Watershed?
–        Communicating to stakeholders about priorities and the CIP.
–       Express commitment to complement the efforts of cities, private development; move away from regulatory-focused relationships; integrating our work into the plans and works of others, & institutionalize the conversation.
–       Interface of cities and watershed district management plans; Local Government Unit roles in the Wetland Conservation Act; watershed rules and resolution of policy conflicts; (monitor implementation of recent plan amendment).

  1. Ground Water- Ground water
    ?      surface water relationships and public awareness.
    –    Water supply conservation; use of once-through cooling systems.
  2. Climate Change
    –       Atlas 14 – TP40 indicates that 100 year events will have 0.1 – 1.5? more rainfall.   Drought and dredging pressures, storm events, mitigation of extremes.


  1. Agricultural Runoff
  2.  Large Scale Wetland Restoration

9:00 pm                  Adjourn

Note:  Following the retreat MCWD Board Managers may gather for a purely social event immediately after the meeting.   Members of the public are welcome.