Our Work Relies On People Like You

The quality of our work is driven by the engagement and perspectives of people across the watershed. Creating a healthy watershed of vibrant communities requires strong collaboration. There are many ways you can stay up to date and pitch in to protect and improve our water resources.

Stay Up to Date

News releases, blog posts, water level updates, and project updates are frequently shared so you can stay in the loop with MCWD’s most recent activities and initiatives.

Newsroom ›

Attend a Public Meeting

Our Board meetings are open to the public. Opportunities to comment on upcoming decisions, including review of our budget and management plans, are kept up to date on our website for those interested.

Board of Managers ›

Join Our CAC

Volunteer to serve on this committee of residents appointed by the MCWD Board of Managers. CAC members provide critical perspectives that shape our project and policy work.

Citizens Advisory Committee ›

Connect and Volunteer

Our impact is greater when we work together. Volunteers play an important role in advancing local actions to support clean water. Connect to find opportunities to lend a hand near you.

Volunteer Opportunities ›

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Make an Impact

Everyone can make a difference in building a healthier watershed and more resilient community. Whether you live on an urban lot, own shoreline, or a larger piece of property, learn more about the best practices that you can pursue.

Best Practices ›

Partner Organizations

Minnesota is fortunate to have many organizations at work for cleaner water and healthier landscapes. We partner with many organizations that provide rewarding volunteer opportunities, valuable technical and financial resources, and education programs.

Partner Organizations ›

Enjoy the Watershed’s Places

If you’ve paddled the creek, walked along one of our watershed’s iconic waterbodies, or experienced the many recreational opportunities within the Minnehaha Creek Watershed, you’re involved in our work. There’s always more to explore.

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MCWD Updates

  • Water Level Update – July 3, 2024

    Potential for High Water The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting the potential for over 2 inches of rain between…Read Post

  • Water Level Update – June 24, 2024

    Weekend Storm Hits Southern MN On Thursday, June 20, 2024, the National Weather Service (NWS) forecasted the potential for up to…Read Post