Legislator Field Day

Water quality improvement projects are difficult to get done and may not show the expected benefits to all involved, locals told state legislators on a recent visit. Karen Galles, who works on Seven Mile Creek Watershed projects for Great River Greening and the Nicollet County Soil and Water Conservation District, told a group of state… Read More


Seven Mile Creek

As conservation projects continue in the Seven Mile Creek Partnership, its leaders are striving to grow community engagement. The partnership is propelled by a four-year $1.7 million Targeted Watershed Demonstration grant received from the Board of Water and Soil Resources in late 2014. The grant’s objective is to concentrate conservation efforts  in a relatively small… Read More


Great River Greening volunteer Rebecca Krenik hands a branch to Ruth Bueckers while clearing a ravine near Seven Mile Creek Saturday. Photo by Pat Christman.

About 40 volunteers tramped through mud, pulling branches up the sides of a ravine and stacking them in huge piles on the edge of a farm field. The project, organized by Great River Greening, will cut down on erosion in the ravine, which feeds into Seven Mile Creek. “We know that about three-quarters of the… Read More