NMCWD Response to COVID-19

Updated August 4, 2021

District Office Re-Opening

Due to the progress of vaccinations, Minnesota has updated guidelines for vaccinated and unvaccinated people by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Governor Walz’s issued Executive Order 21-23 (both eliminating mask and social distancing requirements for fully vaccinated people [except under certain circumstances]). The Board of Managers discussed options for returning to in-person Board meetings, opening the District’s office to the public and staff returning to the office for work at its June 3, 2021 workshop.

As such, the District office (Discovery Point), located at 12800 Gerard Drive, Eden Prairie 55346, will be open to the public starting July 6, 2021.  Although open to the public, certain Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommended COVID-19 protocols will remain in place, including:

  • While the main office door will be open, the inside foyer door will remain locked with instructions to use the doorbell to alert staff (scheduled appointments are best).
  • 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.