Edina Hometown Heroes

When out in nature, the Boy Scouts of America follow a cardinal rule: “Always leave the campground cleaner than how you found it.” Steve Sando is 81 years old, but the lifelong Edina resident remains a passionate Boy Scout at heart. As a Board Manager with the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD), he enjoys the rare opportunity to apply this same stewardship mindset toward the betterment of a wide swath of the Twin Cities.   

MCWD is the foremost water resource authority for Hennepin and Carver counties. Its purview extends across nearly 180 square miles spanning from Richfield to Waconia. That encompasses some of Minnesota’s most iconic natural assets, including Minnehaha Falls and Lake Minnetonka.

“Our vision at MCWD, which is central to all of the work we do, is to create a landscape of vibrant communities where the natural and built environments [are] in balance,” Sando explained.

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