Eden Prairie, Bloomington

ABOUT

The Nine Mile Creek South Fork Bank Stabilization Project will stabilize and improve stretches of Nine Mile Creek that are degraded. The proposed project will address streambank erosion and poor habitat within the creek and restore approximately 5,300 feet of creek along two reaches of Nine Mile Creek in Eden Prairie and Bloomington. The project will result in improved stream health, stabilized stream banks, and improved habitat.

Purpose

The goal of the project is to stabilize the creek channel and restore eroding banks to reduce sediment and nutrients in Nine Mile Creek. A stable creek channel will also benefit fish and other aquatic life in the creek.

Project Details

Rocks in a creek
Rocks placed in a creek for improved habitat during a restoration project

The proposed project will use streambank restoration techniques including reconnecting the creek to the floodplain, work to limit the deepening of the creek channel, installation of habitat structures in the creek for fish and other aquatic life, and planting native vegetation along the streambanks.

Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW)

A mandatory EAW has been undertaken for this proposed project. The project is expected to disturb more than one acre of land below the ordinary high water level of Nine Mile Creek, a public water of the state.

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT WORKSHEET AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT

The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District has released an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the South Fork Nine Mile Creek Bank Stabilization Project located in both Eden Prairie and Bloomington, MN for review and comment. The streambank restoration project will address bank erosion and degraded instream habitat through bioengineering techniques to restore the ecological and hydraulic functions of the creek.

Written comments on the EAW will be received through July 28, 2022, and should be sent by mail or email to:

Bob Cutshall – Board President
12800 Gerard Dr.
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
bcutshall@ninemilecreek.org

A copy of the EAW is available for review beginning June 28, 2022, at the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District Office (12800 Gerard Dr., Eden Prairie, MN) or may be accessed at the link below.

Review the EAW: South Fork Nine Mile Creek EAW (PDF)

Public Hearing

The District will hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at 5:30 PM at the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District Office (12800 Gerard Dr, Eden Prairie, MN, 55346) at which oral comments may be made regarding the EAW.

Questions?

Contact Brett Eidem, Natural Resources Project and Planning Manager, at 952-356-1999