April 25, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
Looking for a new place to canoe, kayak, swim and fish in Minnesota? One may be on its way, at least for future generations. Douglas County has entered into an agreement with Chippewa County and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) for a Minnesota clean water partnership project. Continue Reading
April 3, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe
WORTHINGTON The Heron Lake Watershed District (HLWD), in partnership with the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District (OOWD) and the Lake Okabena Improvement Association, will host a public information meeting regarding aquatic invasive species at 7 p.m., April 23 in the Farmer’s Room at the Nobles County Government Center, 318 Ninth St., Worthington. Continue Reading
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.
November 15, 2012 in West Central Tribune
GRANITE FALLS More than two decades of work to clean up the Minnesota River has brought together a diverse partnership of stakeholders in the state’s namesake watershed, and produced something once unimaginable.
September 11, 2012 in The Osakis Review
A detailed report on the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study conducted on Smith, Faille and Osakis lakes was discussed on August 28 at the Osakis High School auditorium.
The meeting was hosted by the Sauk River Watershed District and facilitated by Joe Bischoff, consultant with Wenck Associates Engineering Firm. About 40 people attended the meeting, which is part of the process of determining nutrient sources going into the three lakes, and what to do about them. Continue Reading
July 11, 2012 in West Central Tribune
BROOTEN The North Fork Crow River Watershed District will host an agricultural presentation “The View from the Tractor Seat” at 11 a.m. Thursday at the VFW in Belgrade. Continue Reading
January 4, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe
WORTHINGTON With $300,000 available from the county’s Clean Water Partnership fund and the potential to access more money from the city’s sale of the hospital in Worthington, managers of the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District went to work Tuesday to identify projects to benefit water quality in Lake Okabena. Continue Reading
November 16, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe
HLWD could implement Water Management District
HERON LAKE The Heron Lake Watershed District’s Water Management Plan will advance to the state’s Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) without any changes, despite numerous complaints aired in a public hearing in mid-October. Continue Reading
October 28, 2011 in West Central Tribune
The Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District (MFCRWD) will be hosting a rain garden workshop from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 17 at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, Spicer Continue Reading
May 14, 2011 in West Central Tribune
Olson Lake is a 124-acre, shallow water lake that was once a waterfowl hunter’s Mecca and could be soon again.
It’s part of a 450-acre Waterfowl Production Area, and the protected grassland on the property are as popular with pheasant hunters as the lake will again be for waterfowl hunters.