River-level information for the Cedar River State Water Trail now is available online by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Read more about the data here. Officially launched in 2012, the Cedar River State Water Trail runs for 25 river miles from Mower County 2 near Lansing through Austin to the Minnesota-Iowa border. Cedar River Watershed District led the effort in 2011 to get the Cedar River designated by the state Legislature as a DNR state water trail. For more, check out the DNR website devoted to the Cedar River State Water Trail.
Learn about CRWD's 5-year plan to improve water quality
Nearly $8 million in projects are planned on the Cedar River and Dobbins Creek in conjunction with The Hormel Foundation/Austin Vision 2020, which are providing a $3.2 million grant. For more, read the project's pamphlet.
Adopt-A-River set for record volunteer year on Cedar
Few cleanup routes still available on Cedar River and local creeks under CRWD-led initiative improve waterways. Read the media release for more details on the initiative.
2015 CRWD ANNUAL REPORT
Available online here or hard copies for pickup at the CRWD/Mower SWCD office, 1408 21st Ave. N.W., in Austin.
CRWD's next monthly board meeting will be:
Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 6:00 PM
Mower SWCD/CRWD Office
1408 21st Ave NW, Austin, MN
Here's the monthly column by the CRWD/Mower SWCD director Justin Hanson.
YouTube video channel launched
Check out the new CRWD/Mower SWCD channel offering informative videos as well as soothing clips of local water features.