Picture Caption: Jim Lindahl, ACD Board Supervisor, awards the Coon Creek Watershed District Board with an Outstanding Conservationist certificate at their October meeting.
The Coon Creek Watershed District has been recognized as 2013 Anoka County Outstanding Conservationist and will be honored at the annual convention of the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD) in Bloomington on December 3rd . The Coon Creek Watershed District has simultaneously taken the lead in a Watershed restoration and protection project, completed multiple stormwater retrofit assessments and installed large numbers of practices. While they value studies that inform management approaches, they also have not waited for more information to attack these problems. They have acted with urgency and a bold "let's just get it done" attitude. Their recent and ongoing work has included five stormwater retrofit assessments, two stormwater pond modifications, one new stormwater pond and 20+ rain gardens.