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Okabena-Ocheda Watershed looks to future

December 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — The Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District (OOWD) met in its last regular session of 2014 on Tuesday to discuss, among other things, plans for 2015.

The board began discussing projects for next year to make the organization more visible…continue reading on dglobe.com

Watershed prepares for invasives

February 10, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

Zebra mussels, carp, and algal blooms to be tackled
WORTHINGTON From keeping invasive species like zebra mussels out of local lakes, researching ways to reduce the number and duration of algal blooms and finding ways to rid lakes of common carp, the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District has a lot of work before it in the coming year.
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Watershed district aims to keep new retention pond clean with new technology

January 10, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

Floating island will be given test on removing excess nutrients
WORTHINGTON The Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District plans to test a Minnesota-made product this spring that is touted to improve water quality by removing excess nutrients from ponds and lakes. Continue Reading

Following the money

September 20, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

Local watershed districts rely on levy dollars, grants to implement projects
WORTHINGTON At a time when cities and counties are tightening their purse strings and making do with less aid, watershed districts are finding creative ways to keep the money flowing to fund worthwhile projects that work to protect water and soil resources. Continue Reading