News By Category: Surface Water Management
Learn how to create a weather resilient yard Thursday, May 4, 6-9 pm, at a workshop presented by Metro Blooms and sponsored by the West Metro Watershed Alliance and the Cities of Golden Valley, Crystal, New Hope, and Robbinsdale. The workshop will be at the Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Dr N, Crystal.
Four Golden Valley citizens were among 10 volunteers recently recognized by the Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission (BCWMC) for their hard work in helping the BCWMC achieve its mission: “Stewardship of water resources to protect and enhance our communities.” They include Jonathan Burris, Shanna Hanson, Linda Loomis, and Cara Rickenberg.
The City of Golden Valley is hosting an informal open house meeting Thursday, January 8, 2015, to discuss proposed improvements to properties that are part of the 2015 Bassett Creek Restoration Project. The project is scheduled for construction in late 2015.
Nearly all of Golden Valley’s storm water runoff drains into Bassett Creek, making it an important community asset. The Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission (BCWMC), which manages the watershed, applauds its volunteers for dedicating their time and skills to helping the Commission achieve its mission.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has removed Wirth Lake in Golden Valley from the state’s Impaired Waters List and has submitted the action, termed “delisting,” to the United States Environmental Protection Agency for final approval. Wirth Lake has been on the list since 2002 due to excess nutrients, specifically phosphorous.
Many Golden Valley residents are already prepared for potential flooding. Those with homes near a flood plain have likely flood-proofed their homes and purchased flood insurance, protecting themselves from costly damage. If you don’t know if your home or business is at risk for flooding and how to take action to prevent flood damage, now is a good time to find out.
An icy surface turns walking into a hazard, so naturally people do what they can to melt away the slick onslaught of winter.
When people use salt to melt ice and spread sand to create better traction, they may not realize it can have harmful environmental effects if washed into storm sewers and then into streams and lakes. Metro area waters have become increasingly salty since the early 1950s, and chloride is the culprit.**
A Bassett Creek restoration project educational sign was stolen sometime between June 20-21 from its location at the 2600 Block of Unity Ave N, and the Golden Valley Police Department seeks the community’s help in locating it.
Due to widespread storm damage, flooding, and unavailable city staff, the Bassett Creek Watershed tour scheduled for today, June 24, has been cancelled. The Bassett Creek Watershed Commission workshop scheduled for 4:30–6:30 pm at Golden Valley City Hall will continue as scheduled.
Help develop the next generation Bassett Creek watershed management plan by attending the Basset Creek Watershed Summit. The event will be held Thursday, June 13, 7 pm, Plymouth City Hall, 3400 Plymouth Blvd, Plymouth.