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2019-04-26
Minnetonka, Minn. – At its meeting on Tuesday, April 23, the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners appointed Arun Hejmadi and Eugene Maxwell to the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) Board of Managers. They succeed William Becker and Brian Shekleton who did not seek re-appointment. The...

2019-04-22
The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District is marking Earth Day by inviting residents to participate in Adopt-a-Drain, a new metro-wide program aimed at protecting area lakes, rivers, and wetlands from pollution. In the largest program of its kind in the nation, residents in the seven-county Twin...

2019-04-22
Thank you to everyone who entered the 2019 Earth Day Photo Contest! We had many photo submissions in both categories, making this decision especially tough.  We were also blown away by the quality and diversity of the entries -- an equal testament to the skills of our residents and the...

2019-04-04
The winter phase of the restoration of Arden Park in the City of Edina is now complete. The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD), in partnership with the City of Edina, started construction on the restoration of Arden Park in December 2018. The winter work included removing the park...

2019-03-21
Now that the threat of spring flooding and ice jams on Minnehaha Creek has subsided the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, in coordination with communities along the creek, has started safely discharging water from the Gray’s Bay Dam. The current discharge is 50 cubic feet per second (cfs) to...

2019-03-06
The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) and Kraus-Anderson (KA) have mutually agreed to part ways following more than six months of visioning the future redevelopment of the 325 Blake Road site in Hopkins. Minneapolis-based KA had been selected as the site’s master developer in May 2018....

2019-03-04
Minnetonka, Minn. – The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) is excited to announce its annual Earth Day Photo Contest opens on Monday, March 11. From Victoria to South Minneapolis and all of the communities in between, the MCWD is incredibly photogenic. There is tremendous beauty on and...

2019-01-23
The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) is beginning repairs to the first of seven areas of Minnehaha Creek below Minnehaha Falls that were damaged by historic flooding in 2014. As part of the  project, crews are constructing soil lifts to reinforce the eroded stream channel. The lifts...

2019-01-14
The Minnesota Board of Soil and Water Resources (BWSR) has awarded the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) a $112,000 accelerated implementation grant to assess water quality issues and guide implementation of water quality improvement projects in the Long Lake Creek subwatershed. ...