Learn about our current efforts to help improve our watershed and what you can do to help!
Low Impact Development
Low Impact Development (LID) integrates ecological and environmental considerations into all phases of urban planning, design, and development.
For more information on the use of LID practices and incentives, contact the Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District at (651) 480-7777 or visit their website at www.dakotaswcd.org.
Or visit the national LID website at www.lowimpactdevelopment.org
Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes many reports on water resource issues including citizen water monitoring and watersheds.
Visit their website at www.epa.gov/ebtpages/water.html
The WaterShed Partners is a coalition of over 40 public, private and non-profit organizations in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota metropolitan area that, through collaborative outreach, educates citizens about how to care for local water resources.
Visit their website at https://www.hamline.edu/cgee/watershed/
Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge
SEEK or Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge works as a clearinghouse for all types of environmental education resources, from articles to lesson plans, from performances to displays, and many more. These resources come from a variety of organizations throughout Minnesota, including schools and colleges, government agencies, libraries and businesses.
Visit their directory at https://eeportal.minnesotaee.org/.