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2018-09-07
The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD), in coordination with Three Rivers Park District, Carver County, the City of Victoria, and the rest of the Six Mile Creek-Halsted Bay Subwatershed Partnership, is beginning the first round of carp removals in the Lake Minnetonka headwaters. On...

2018-08-09
The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Board of Managers has awarded Rogers-based Veit & Company the contract for demolition of 325 Blake Road, an industrial site in Hopkins that will become a transit-oriented, integrated residential development on a stretch of restored Minnehaha Creek....

2018-07-13
Do you want to protect clean water in a lake or stream you care about? Become a Master Water Steward!  This program provides training on how to protect local lakes and creeks from pollution. Following the training, Stewards put their knowledge into action in their own communities.When it...

2018-06-14
Following a thorough search process the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD), with strong support from the City of Hopkins, has selected Minneapolis-based Kraus-Anderson as the master developer for the redevelopment of an industrial site at 325 Blake Road in Hopkins. The site, which is home...

2018-05-31
The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) has received a state grant to restore 2,488 acres of in-lake habitat in Lake Minnetonka’s headwaters by controlling common carp. The $567,000 grant, from the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC), approved by the Minnesota Legislature this...

2018-05-10
With the Minnesota fishing opener upon us, you can help protect your favorite lake from aquatic invasive species (AIS). While boating, you simply have to follow three simple steps – Clean, Drain, Dry. Before leaving a lake, boaters should clean all visible plants and other debris from all...

2018-05-03
Minnetonka, Minn. – The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) has released its new Minnehaha Creek paddling map in time for the paddling season. The front of the map includes information about the paddling route, including canoe and kayak launches, parking, and required portages. There also...

2018-04-23
Thank you to everyone who entered the 2018 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...

2018-04-19
Minnetonka, Minn. – Although more than one foot of ice remains on Lake Minnetonka, the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) opened Gray’s Bay Dam for the season today. With the assistance of Tonka Bay Marina, the MCWD installed aerators near the dam gates this week to break up the ice and...

2018-03-29
Minnetonka, Minn. – At its meeting on Tuesday, March 27, the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners reappointed Sherry White and Kurt Rogness to the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) Board of Managers. The MCWD protects and improves the water resources in a 178-square mile area from...

2018-03-07
Minnetonka, Minn. – The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) is excited to announce its annual Earth Day Photo Contest opens on Monday, March 12. From Victoria to South Minneapolis and all of the communities in between, the MCWD is incredibly photogenic. There is tremendous beauty on and...

2018-03-01
Minnetonka, Minn. – The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) has named James Wisker as its new District Administrator. The MCWD Board of Managers approved his hiring at its Feb. 22 meeting and his first day is Mar. 1. Wisker, who most recently held the position of Director of Planning...

2018-01-18
Minnetonka, Minn. – The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) is pleased to announce that its 10-year Watershed Management Plan has been adopted by the MCWD Board of Managers and the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR). The Plan will be in effect through 2027. The...

2018-01-04
MINNETONKA, MN –Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) Administrator Lars Erdahl has informed the MCWD Board of Managers that he is leaving his position as District Administrator. The Board will take action on the separation agreement at its regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. on January 11, 2018...