Work Starting at the Highway 10 Overlook

This week has been a busy one at the Hwy 10 Overlook! The City of Detroit Lakes was busy Wednesday trimming the grasses down for treatment of nuisance species, and both the City and Walechka worked on getting the planters ready for plant install yesterday. Stay tuned for more info!


2014 Flowering Rush Report

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.

2014 Flowering Rush Research Report.

Ice Push Damage Repair - Permits are Required

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.

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If you have any questions concerning PRWD permits or the permitting process, please check our Permit Information page or call Brent Alcott.

Water Management Plan Update

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 Job Postings

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.

Becker County Jobs


 

Shoreland Contractor Training

PRWD staff was involved in the first Certification Training along with Becker Soil and Water, Becker County Zoning, MN DNR for area contractors.  The purpose of the training was to educate contractors on when a permit is needed and who they would need to contact in various agencies.  Contractors will need to take a refresher course every three years to keep up with their certification.  As always, if you have any questions regarding when a permit is needed or any shoreland rules, please feel free to contact our office. 

2015 Shoreland Certified Contractors



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