A little more than three months ago, 65 members of the 7 Mile Creek Watershed community came together for a “Watershed Conversation” to define a vision for the watershed, and to launch a future in which actions to realize that future are generated from, supported by, and energized by our community’s investment in those actions.… Read More


Sixty-one people – farmers, landowners, users of the County Park, state and county government officials, residents of the watershed, residents of St. Peter and Mankato, academics – all of whom care about 7 Mile Creek, got together on September 7, 2016 to talk about what they want for the future of the watershed. The result… Read More


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


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