(Minnehaha Creek Watershed District logo and image of wetlands) We are a local unit of government that manages and protects water resources in the Minnehaha Creek Watershed (image of wetland). The watershed encompasses 178-square miles of land and water that drain into Minnehaha Creek and ultimately the Mississippi River (watershed district map). 8 major creeks (Minnehaha Creek flowing under bridge in fall), 129 lakes (sunset on lake), thousands of wetlands (wetland buffer native planting).
What do we do? (blue background with white font) We collaborate with public and private partners to protect and improve land and water for current and future generations and (five people sitting around conference table talking) create a landscape of vibrant communities where the natural and built environments in balance (aerial view of Methodist Hospital and remeandered creek) create value and enjoyment for all (two people canoeing creek).
Our guiding principles are: (blue background with white text) partnership (five people sitting around a table with a map talking), innovation (aerial of Japs-Olson Company construction), excellence (drone shot of creek flowing by Methodist Hospital), sound science (woman taking a water quality measurement), and service (group of adults and kids cutting a ribbon). Together, we can protect and improve the quality of water and the quality of life in our communities (Minnehaha Falls).
Learn more: www.minnehahacreek.org (blue background with white text). (Minnehaha Creek Watershed District logo)