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


Suzy Rook Sep 3, 2015 Link to article The Seven Mile Creek Watershed Partnership offers a free field day event for area farmers and others interested in state-of-the-art methods for managing drainage depth in response to rainfall and crop needs, increasing fertilizer efficiency and field-edge practices for removing nitrate from tile water. Project overviews will… 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