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 trail map to find where you live, work, or play in the District.
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:
- Manage the quality of surface water
- Control flooding
- 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!
WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN
Planning for the future
The District is updating its Water Management Plan, which guides the actions and priorities of the District for the next 10 years. If you would like to learn more about the goals and priorities of the District, read the summary of the current plan or learn more about the update process.
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 7 PM at the District office, unless noted otherwise on the Upcoming Events Calendar. The District also has three full-time staff members that work to fulfill the mission of the District and the goals found in the Ten Year Water Management Plan.