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


One of the six goals in our watershed community’s Strategic Plan was to “Increase communication among key stakeholders in the 7 Mile Creek Watershed.” During the watershed visioning conversation so many people were saying, “we need to do more of THIS,” meaning more of getting people together, more of talking to people who aren’t like… Read More


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


The Mogensen Family grows corn and soybeans on about 2100 acres in Belgrade, Oshawa, and Traverse townships, Nicollet County. Their home farm and several farms that they rent from neighbors border the northern edges of 7 Mile Creek County Park, and a few of 7 Mile Creek’s tributary ravines begin on property that the Mogensens… Read More


After entire seasons of missed visits to Seven Mile Creek Park, users of this popular recreation spot seem happy to know it is open for business again. The park was closed through the spring, summer and good portion of fall while crews worked on raising Highway 169, blocking access to the park’s 10 miles of… 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


To assist tracking soil temperature, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has added 22 new monitoring stations for a total of 48 stations on its on‑line soil temperature map at: https://app.gisdata.mn.gov/mda-soiltemp/. The online map is updated every 15 minutes. “In areas where fall nitrogen applications are appropriate, soil temperature, not harvest progress, should be your guide… 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