Manager Meeting Date Change

Due to a schedule conflict, the PRWD Board of Managers has changed the monthly meeting date to February 11th, at 6:15pm.

Detroit Lakes Airport Expansion

A meeting was held to discuss possible alternative locations for the Detroit Lakes Airport.  The technical memo, shown below, outlines the 7 locations that were presented.

12/17/15 Meeting Minutes

Alternative Site Technical Memo

Alternative Site Maps 1-4

Alternative Site Maps 5-7

Permit Application and Inspection Fee Update

The Pelican River Watershed Board of Managers has updated the Permit Application and Inspection fees for the first time in over ten years!  For most applicants, there will be little change.  For small sites, such as residential lakeshore property, the most common permit, Shore Impact Zone Alteration Permit, includes rip-rap, sand blankets, and ice ridge repair, was increased by $25 (to $100) while Stormwater Management Permits for small sites (>25% impervious surface,

The biggest change was to fees associated with Stormwater Management Permits for large construction projects which require the plans to be reviewed by the District Engineer. 

The updated Permit and Inspection Fee schedule can be found below along with the PRWD permit application.

2016 Permit Application and Inspection Fees

Pelican River Watershed District Permit Application

If you have any question regarding about your project please contact us.

MN Buffer Initiative

Governor Mark Dayton's landmark buffer initiative was signed into law this year. The law establishes new perennial vegetation buffers of up to 50 feet along rivers, streams, and ditches that will help filter out phosphorus, nitrogen, and sediment. The new law provides flexibility and financial support for landowners to install and maintain buffers, and boost compliance with buffer laws across Minnesota.

The DNR's role in Minnesota's new buffer law is to produce maps of public waters and ditch systems that require permanent vegetation buffers. The DNR is scheduled to produce these maps by July 2016.

Click here for more information

Buffer Fact Sheet



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