Managing, protecting and enhancing the water resources in the Nine Mile Creek watershed now, and for future generations.

Understanding Our Urban Watershed

The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District is a public entity that works to protect and restore the water and natural resources in the land area draining to Nine Mile Creek. We have state authority to protect and manage water resources in our district for everyone’s benefit. We serve the residents, property owners and visitors of the cities in our district: Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka, and Richfield.

Take a look at our Parks and Trails Story Map to find where you live, work, or play in the District, or download the web version of our Trail Map.

Photography by: E Daughton
Photography by: E Daughton

Protect, Preserve, and Manage

It’s hard to imagine living in Minnesota without the life provided by our water resources. Our watershed provides places of natural beauty for recreation and education. The District works to keep these places clean and healthy through these goals:

  1. Manage the quality of surface water
  2. Control flooding
  3. Protect groundwater resources

Wherever you are, you are in a watershed. Anything you do on land will have an impact on water—that means you can help the District accomplish these goals!

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Planning for the future

The District’s Fifth Generation Water Management Plan, guides the actions and priorities of the District for the next 10 years. Learn more about the goals and priorities of the District by reading the plan.

The Watershed District

The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District has a five member Board of Managers appointed by the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners to three year terms. Board meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM at the District office, unless noted otherwise on the Upcoming Events Calendar. The District also has several full-time staff members that work to fulfill the mission of the District and the goals found in the Water Management Plan.

Learn More About the Board and Staff