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Pelican River Watershed District will begin the aquatic weed pick up program following Memorial Day week-end. Please remember that this is for aquatic vegetation only. We will not pick up garbage, garden waste, branches and leaves. DO NOT place your aquatic vegetation on the road. DO place it on the edge of your lawn or your driveway.
Staff fom the City of Detroit Lakes, Becker Soil and Water, Pelican River Watershed District, and Lake Detroiters volunteer assess the Hwy 10 Overlook. Nuisance week treatment has been completed. Plant install is set for next week, May 26th-28th. More information coming soon.
Mississippi State's Geosystems Research Institute has released the report for the 2014 Flowering Rush study. The study was a collaborative effort between the Dr. Gray Turnage, Dr. John Madsen, and the Pelican River Watershed District staff. The report is available to download.
This winter's cold temperatures and lack of snow cover has caused some serious shoreline damage from lake-ice pressures. While planning your recovery from winter remember that permits are required from the District for any work within the Shore Impact Zone. This includes repairs from this year's ice-push damage.
The Pelican River Watershed District Board of Managers is seeking your input to help us with updating the District’s Water Management Plan. The District is involved with environmental education, water quality (monitoring, storm water, shoreline restoration), aquatic invasive species management, etc. All work that watershed districts do during the plan period is controlled by the updated plan. Minnesota Watershed Districts are required to update their Water Management Plan every 10 years.
Becker County is seeking Level I and Level II Watercraft Inspectors to work at lake accesses beginning in May. There will be DNR and county training provided for these positions. Please check their website if you are interested. Wages will be $15.00/hour for Level I and $17.50/hour for Level II, which will include training on decontaminating watercraft. Their will also be College Internship opportunities for these positions.
A Water Festival, organized by the City of Detroit Lakes, was held on April 28 at the Fairgrounds in Detroit Lakes for 440 area fourth graders. It was a great day of water education through various topics. Jillian Walechka, GreenCorp member, under the direction of Brenda Moses of PRWD, presented on watershed characteristics and stormwater runoff.