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20 November 2014
Manager Meeting

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June 27, 2014

MN DNR confirms zebra mussels in Lake Melissa in Becker County.

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Please Dispose Leaf and Yard Waste Responsibly

Although leaves will fall into our lakes and streams naturally, additional input from lawns and yards can cause a variety of issues.  The increased organic matter can be very harmful to our lakes and streams by clogging water catch basins, adding phosphorous to our water system, and depleting oxygen levels in the lakes during winter months.

There are three FREE yard waste composting sites located in or near Detroit Lakes...

City yard waste: North on Highway 59 approximately 1.5 miles, off Hillcrest Rd
County yard waste: Becker County transfer station located at 24413 County Road 144
Lakeview Township & City yard waste: South of Big Detroit on 125th Street, off 190th Ave.



Aquatic weed pickup is complete for the 2014 season.

Attention:  Lake Home Owners

Inspect all docks, boats and lifts when removing from the water for invasive species.  If you have concerns about anything attached, please contact either the MN DNR or our office.

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.

WE ARE MOVING............across the hall

 The Pelican River Watershed will be moving from it's current location on the second floor of the Wells Fargo Bank Building to an office across the hall and around the corner on the same floor.  We will be moving the last week of November and only anticipate our phones and computers to be down on Monday, November 24.  If we miss your call or email that day, we will respond to you as soon as we can.