In addition to using good management practices to protect and improve water quality in your home, yard or farm, there are also opportunities for volunteers to help with District projects or events.
There are lots of ways you can help improve water quality!
Clean Water Clean-Up: Twice Annual Event
Every spring and fall we host a Clean Water Clean-Up event to rake up leaves and other debris. This prevents the leaves from being carried down the storm drains into the lakes. Leaves contain significant amounts of phosphorus which can contribute to algae growth in lakes during the summer.
Check back soon to sign-up for the Fall 2018 Clean Water Clean-Up event. The Fall 2018 event will be Sunday, October 28th from 9:00 – 11:30 am and at Sand Point Beach Park in Prior Lake. We will be raking leaves at the park! Volunteers will receive a bandanna & snacks and be entered to win door prizes from local businesses. Don’t forget to bring your rake to the event! Please register here for this free, family-friendly event.
In case of inclement weather, the Fall 2018 clean-up will be rescheduled for the following Sunday on November 4th.
During the Fall 2017 clean-up, volunteers removed 1.78 tons (3,560 pounds) of buckthorn and other woody debris and raked over 1.23 tons (2,460 lbs) of leaves! Check out our Facebook page for pictures from past events!
Questions? Email Kathryn at email@example.com or call the District office at 952-447-4166.
Don’t miss an event! Sign-up to receive an email reminder. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the notification list.
Carp Seining Event
The District hopes to host a carp seining event later this year. We will need volunteers to help sort, weigh and measure the carp we catch. Please contact Kathryn Keller-Miller at email@example.com or Maggie Karschnia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-447-9808 if you have questions, are interested in volunteering or want to be added to the seine notification list.
Occasional Restoration Events
The District has several shoreline and other restoration projects and occasionally needs volunteers to help out with plantings or other items. To be notified when volunteers are needed for restoration events, please email Kathryn Keller-Miller at email@example.com to be added to our volunteer list.
One of our projects restored 300 feet of shoreline along the north side of Spring Lake. For more information, visit our Spring Lake Shoreline Restoration project page.