NMCWD Response to COVID-19

Updated December 14, 2021

District Office protocols

Due to the high number of case counts, and the continued transmission of COVID-19 and its variants, District board meetings will be held remotely via Zoom. Check the Upcoming Events page for details.

The District office (Discovery Point), located at 12800 Gerard Drive, Eden Prairie MN 55346, is open to the public, with various safety measures in place. We still highly recommend that you make an appointment; visit our Staff page to find the right staff member to help you. Although open to the public, certain Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommended COVID-19 protocols will remain in place, including:

  • Locking inside foyer door, with main door unlocked (scheduled appointments are best: use the doorbell to alert staff upon your arrival).
  • All visitors are required to wear mask coverings, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Visitors who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who are experiencing symptoms should not enter the District office building.

Read the NMCWD updated COVID 19 Preparedness Plan

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan Supporting Documents

The Preparedness Plan above was adopted on June 24, 2020, and updated on July 28, 2020. It may continue to be revised as conditions change. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding during these times.

Information on Permits

NMCWD permitting staff will continue to receive and process permits normally, and continue to provide a high level of responsiveness.

Permitting materials should be submitted electronically. Any checks for permit fees and the original signed application should be mailed to the District (Nine Mile Creek Watershed District, Attn: Lauren Foley, 12800 Gerard Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55346).

Contact Lauren Foley, Permit & Water Resources Coordinator, at 952-204-9690 or lfoley@ninemilecreek.org to submit materials and for general questions or inquiries regarding permits.

Education program updates

The District will host hybrid programs, with options for in-person or virtual attendance. Participation will be limited, and registration is highly encouraged. This may change as needed, based on CDC, State, and County guidance, and case counts as well. We will continue to record programs where possible, and post educational videos on our YouTube channel. Please check the upcoming events page or this post for updates. Contact Education Coordinator Gael Zembal for more details on programming: 952-204-9691 or gzembal@ninemilecreek.org.

General Inquiries

For all general inquires, please contact the District’s Administrator, Randy Anhorn, at 952-835-2078 or ranhorn@ninemilecreek.org.

More info on COVID-19

Here is information on the newest Stay Safe Minnesota order from the Minnesota Governor’s office.

Check out the CDC’s website Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities to learn more about how we can all help contain this virus. Most important is that if you have a fever or other cold symptoms, have traveled to any area currently experiencing ongoing community transmission in the last 14 days, or may have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, please stay home.