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5 Tips for Keeping Our Waters Clean

Storm drains allow stormwater runoff to flow to local lakes and rivers untreated, taking with it any pollutants, debris, and...
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Spring Lawn Care Tips that are Useful All Year

Did you know that you and your neighbors have waterfront property? Your yard and the nearest lake, stream, or wetland...
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Using the Gray’s Bay Dam to Manage Water Levels

One of the reasons Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) was formed in 1967 was to respond to devastating flooding along...
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A Rapid Response to Zebra Mussels in Lake Minnewashta

Science is the often slow-and-steady endeavor of learning about the world through observation and experiment. Action is what we take...
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Planting for Clean Water

In this land of four seasons, I always look forward to change. Now I am ready to hear the birds...
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Netting Carp for Cleaner Water

In the Six Mile Creek chain of lakes, the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District and its partners have been hard at...
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Embrace “Smart Salting”

The use of road salt has been getting a lot of air time recently. Why? Because it’s wreaking havoc on...
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Improving Health and the Planet with Organic Lawn Care

Organic lawn care does more than resuscitate yards; it also brings business partners together. For “Organic Bob” Dahm and Melissa...
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Staying Healthy While Enjoying Our Waters

The lakes and streams in the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District offer beauty, open space, and numerous recreation opportunities. But because...
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A New Era of Water Protection in the Minnehaha Creek Watershed

In the 1950’s, Minnesota’s urban landscape was changing quickly. Populations were booming and cities were racing to develop land and...
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Improving water quality in Lake Minnetonka in the 1970s and 1980s

It’s hard to imagine now, but for most of the 20th century more than a half-dozen wastewater treatment plants discharged effluent...
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Tourism and Agriculture in the Minnehaha Creek Watershed

“In the land of the Dacotahs,” wrote Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his famous epic poem Song of Hiawatha, “Where the Falls...
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