Youth Programs and local schools

The District believes it is in all our best interest to raise well informed decision makers to guide future generations. Over the years Pelican River Watershed District has provided area youth and students with the opportunity to learn about and become involved in the preservation and protection of the resources within our care.




Students learning how plants are purifiers


Students learning about Phosphorus & Lakes

For many years staff have served as mentors at numerous annual events including:

  • The 4th grade Water Festival programs
  • The Junior and Senior Envirothon programs
  • Annual Fall Conservation Days
  • Spring 5th Grade outdoor education program

The District has also given technical and monetary help to various education groups,most notably the Detroit Lakes High School in support of its prize-winning interdisciplinary Water Watch program.



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Upcoming Meetings and Events
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June Monthly Manager Meeting

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PRWD in the News

MPR News Story on PRWD Flowering Rush Project

Dan Gunderson, MPR News, visited Lake Sallie with Brent Alcott to discuss the success of the…

MnDNR begins ZM pilot project treatment

Water Management Plan Update

The Pelican River Watershed District Board of Managers is seeking your input to help us with…

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Recent Water Levels
Detroit 1334.6 ft
Last Updated: 7/28/2016
Floyd(s) 1354.6 ft
Last Updated: 7/26/2016


Melissa 1328.6 ft
Last Updated: 7/28/2016
Sallie 1329.8 ft
Last Updated: 7/28/2016

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