COVID-19: District office closed to public

Updated March 24, 2020

District Office Closed to the Public

Nine Mile Creek Watershed District (NMCWD) is following the guidance of the Minnesota Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control to slow the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and help protect the health and safety of its staff, partners and the community.  NMCWD’s office will be closed to the public starting on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 until further notice.  Staff are encouraged to work remotely and will be available via phone and email. If you need to contact a staff member directly, you can find their contact information here:

All NMCWD Board and committee meetings will be held electronically until further notice. Details about how to join remotely will be posted in each event page.

Board President’s Declaration Regarding Necessity for Electronic Meetings

We will provide updates as conditions change. Thank you for your understanding during these times.

Submit permit information electronically

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

Permitting materials should be submitted electronically while the NMCWD office is closed to the public. 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 to submit materials and for general questions or inquiries regarding permits.

Education program updates

We have canceled all education events through April 15th, and are not planning on rescheduling. We are monitoring the situation closely, and will re-evaluate programming as needed in the coming weeks. For future events, it is even more important now for you to RSVP. That way, if we need to quickly cancel an event, you will be notified without having to check this post or the upcoming events page for updates. Contact Education Coordinator Gael Zembal for more details on programming: 952-204-9691 or

General Inquiries

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

More info on COVID-19

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.