5/18 3:00 PM Art Circle for Putting Down Roots
5/18 3:30 PM Permit Application Deadline
5/24 6:00 PM Fiber Art Grand Opening with Heather Holm
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Summer Education Series

Request for Proposals for Professional Services

2016 Photo Contest

Seeking Citizen Advisory Committee Members

2015 Annual Communication Available

Permit Submittal Deadline

Public Information Meeting - Edina Streambank Stabilization Project

Nine Mile Creek Species Checklist

Nine Mile Creek Watershed District

Summer Education Series

Get outside and explore the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District! This year the Summer Education Series includes learning how to kayak, a family fishing event, a fall colors hike, and a seminar on landscaping for water quality. Plus, don't miss the grand opening of our eco art exhibit Putting Down Roots! Learn More

2016 Photo Contest

Calling all photographers! The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District is seeking pictures of Nine Mile Creek or anything within the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District, including lakes, parks, wildlife, plants and outdoor recreation. Photos must be in horizontal format and not digitally altered beyond standard optimization.

Winners of the contest will have their photo(s) published in the 2017 Nine Mile Creek Photo Calendar. The calendars are distributed free of charge throughout the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District.

Submission Deadline: September 23, 2016

Review the official rules. Fill out an entry form and grant of photo license. Fillable Form. Printable Form.
Upload photos (max of 10 MB/photo) at:
Remember to also upload your completed entry form and grant of photo license.

Or mail a CD or flash drive with your completed entry form and grant of photo license to: Nine Mile Creek Photo Contest, 12800 Gerard Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55346.

Contact Erica, Education and Outreach Manager, at 952-358-2276 or

Handmade Flower Art Call

Help create Putting Down Roots, a new eco-art exhibit at the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District (NMCWD) and the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) featuring handmade plants that benefit clean water and pollinators. Help create flowers, plants, or animals (like bees or butterflies), which live in Minnesota. Try your hand at knitting, felting, or paper art! Projects should be 3D, made from fiber, and life-like. “Fiber” includes, but is not limited to, yarn, ribbon, paper, and raffia. With their long roots, native plants hold soil in place, filter water, and can provide food for pollinators. For complete information and inspiration, visit: This project is sponsored by NMCWD and the MWMO.

Find Putting Down Roots on Ravelry and Pinterest.

MWMO exhibit opening May 20 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

NMCWD exhibit opening May 24 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. featuring a talk by Heather Holm titled What You Can Do For Pollinators: Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Garden Habitat.

Community Input Survey

Lend your voice and share your thoughts about Nine Mile Creek and the lakes in your community. Your opinions will help shape the District's 10-year management plan. Take the survey below or at the following link:

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About Nine Mile Creek Watershed District

The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District is a special purpose unit of government established in accordance with Minnesota State Statute 103D. The responsibility of the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District is to protect and manage the water resources within the District’s legal boundaries.

The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District is approximately 50 square miles in surface area and encompasses the land area tributary to Nine Mile Creek. The District is located in Hennepin County. Portions of the cities of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka, and Richfield are located within the Nine Mile Creek watershed.

The activities of the District are managed by the Board of Managers. There are five board members who are appointed by the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners to three year staggered terms. The managers must live within the legal boundaries of the District.

The District Board of Managers meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the District office located at 12800 Gerard Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55346. Meetings are open to the public.

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New Watershed District Permit Submittal Deadline!

On August 20, 2014, the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District Board of Managers approved a resolution changing the District’s permit submittal deadline from 10 business days to 20 business days.

Please contact the Watershed District office at (952) 835-2078 with questions.