The District celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed District in 2020! The District was founded March 4, 1970 in response to a petition filed by residents for the purpose of wisely managing & conserving the District’s waters and natural resources.
Improving Your Water Resources for 50 Years
Over the last 50 years the District has been busy implementing projects and various programs to improve and protect the lakes, creeks and wetlands of the District for the benefits of the humans and critters that live here. Check out some highlights of the last 50 years in our 50th Anniversary brochure here.
Visit your favorite parks and discover new places close to home! This is a great activity for all ages – go for a walk or grab your bikes and head out the door. Use the Hike the Watershed checklist to keep track of the parks you’ve visited. For extra fun, bring along the Hike the Watershed Bingo card and mark down the things you see while hiking the watershed!
Hike the Watershed highlights many local parks, smaller lakes in the watershed and District restoration projects. We hope you will take this opportunity to get to know your backyard just a little bit better!