Paddler's Patch Program Application

Send CROW either a picture or a story via email or snail mail from your two hour (minimum) adventure on the Crow River to receive this patch. 

 

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Portions of ten counties in Central Minnesota make up the Crow River Watershed. From the perspective of the Upper Mississippi River Basin, the Crow River is one of its major tributaries. The effects of rapid urban growth, new and expanding wastewater facilities and erosion from agricultural lands have been common concerns of many citizens, local, state and regional governments in Central Minnesota. As a result, many groups began meeting in 1998 to discuss management of the Crow River basin consisting of the North Fork and South Fork.


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The Crow River Organization of Water (CROW) was formed in 1999 as a result of heightened interest in the Crow River. A Joint Powers Agreement has been signed between all ten of the Counties with land in the Crow River Watershed. The CROW Joint Powers Board is made up of one representative from each of the County Boards who signed the agreement. The Counties involved in the CROW Joint Powers include Carver, Hennepin, Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Pope, Renville, Sibley, Stearns and Wright.
Improving Lake Koronis Project
The Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) received a Clean Water Partnership Grant from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to work with the public in an effort to protect and/or improve the water quality of Lake Koronis. The goal of the project is simple: work with property owners on or near Lake Koronis to create natural buffers, fix shoreline erosion issues and capture excess runoff. Visit site.
North Fork Crow River Story Map
Use the links below to learn more about your watershed!

North Fork Crow River Watershed Page

South Fork Crow River Watershed Page

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Volunteer Positions Available!

Marketing/Public Relations Volunteer
Wright County Natural Resource Agencies (Crow River Organization of Water, Natural Resource Conservation Services and Soil & Water Conservation District) is looking for a marketing/public relations volunteer to help create a cohesive educational outreach plan and relate it to the public.  This talented person will reach the public through a various types of media: print, social, and events.  
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Field Data Collection Volunteer
Wright County Natural Resource Agencies (Crow River Organization of Water, Natural Resource Conservation Services and Soil & Water Conservation District) is looking for a Data Collection volunteer to help collect field data throughout Wright county and the Crow River Watershed.  This talented individual will assist natural resource staff in various data collections: water quality monitoring, surveying, field visits and wetland reviews.  
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