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October 1, 2018

October newsletter

Read the full newsletter: Oct 2018 newsletter


From the Administrator

Welcome to fall!

This time of year, the lakes and creeks around the district are more beautiful than ever, and we hope you have a chance to get out and enjoy the scenery.  At this change of seasons, the watershed district is also in a place of transition. In August, we welcomed two new managers to our board: David Ziegler of Eden Prairie and Larry Koch of Chanhassen. They represent Hennepin County and Carver County, respectively, and will help us implement the goals and policies of this district. Our two high school interns finished up their service with the district and are off to college, and University of Minnesota Service Learners began volunteering with us in mid-September. Our newly formatted website is getting closer and closer to a public launch. Work continues of district projects, education and outreach, data collection, and resource monitoring.

We also continue to plan ahead to our 50th anniversary celebration in 2019, and hope that you will come celebrate with us! There will be many opportunities to join in the fun. We'll be at the Lake Ann Winter fest (Winter), host a walking challenge to explore the district (Spring), host a public celebration of our community (Summer), and pedal a 10- 20- or 50- mile bike ride (Autumn). Our 50th anniversary photo contest will open later in October 2018, and remain open through October 2019. We are proud of all of the work that that we accomplished this summer, grateful to all who collaborated with us, and looking forward to a great fall season.

District Administrator
Dr. Claire Bleser