Friday, July 13
9 am- 5 pm

As part of “The Year of Soil,” Great River Greening is hosting a Soil Tour, with partners, Gustavus Adolphus College and the Nicollet Farm Bureau.
All are welcome to join us as we explore questions like: What is soil health? What do soil conservation practices do?… Read More


Nicollet County’s Seven Mile Creek Park offers hiking, fishing, and picnicking. Seven Mile Creek, flowing through the park to the Minnesota River, is one of very few designated trout streams in south-central Minnesota. The creek is also the main natural drainage system for 24,000 acres of some of the most fertile and productive agricultural land… Read More


Willow Tree Planting along Seven Mile Creek

Saturday, March 24
Join Great River Greening at this community-based restoration project aimed at improving the water quality and plant diversity in Seven Mile Creek County Park. 50 Volunteers are needed to cut and stake willow trees along the creek.… Read More


Photographer Kay Herbst Helms tells the story of Seven Mile Creek Watershed Partnership through photographs. This is a group of people from diverse backgrounds – farmers, SWCD, EPA, county government, a college professor, watershed residents, county park users and others who who share a common interest in the health of the water in this particular… Read More


A key element in the strategic plan for the 7-Mile Creek Watershed Partnership was to collect, analyze, and share data. At the community conversation last September, several questions about 7-Mile and the state of the watershed arose. In response to those questions and in an effort to utilize the data from the watershed, researchers connected… Read More


In fall 2015, Great River Greening brought its volunteer program to work on the Minnesota River, through the Seven Mile Creek Watershed Partnership. More than 80 volunteers spent two days on farms in St. Peter to restore water quality to a local trout stream, Seven Mile Creek. These events are the first of a series… Read More


Debbie Zimmerman Dec 17, 2014 Link to article The Nicollet Soil and Water Conservation District will receive $1.7 million through the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment’s Clean Water Fund. The grant is part of the Targeted Watershed Demonstration Program, a new approach to addressing water pollution that focuses funding on watersheds where actions needed… Read More