Tenth Annual Watershed Wide Clean-Up

Join your friends and neighbors in cleaning up our area lakes, streams and rivers on Saturday September 15th at 9:00am in most locations. Sign up here- see you down by the riverside!

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New Beginning in Frontenac

By: Hailey Gorman, Northern Community Facilitator  August 8th, 2018 A meeting was held on Thursday, July 19th in Florence Town Hall to gauge the interest of residents in beginning a community sewer project. Of the nineteen residents in attendance, sixteen expressed interest in moving forward with a project. With this encouragement Goodhue County and CRWP […]

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Rochester Post Bulletin Article, July 2018

By: Hailey Gorman, Northern Community Facilitator  August 7th, 2018 Sheila Craig has been the driving force behind numerous community sewage projects in Southeast Minnesota for fifteen years. Craig uses her University of Minnesota Extension Educator background to bring communities together and solve septic issues. Noncompliant septic systems are common in older, often rural, communities not […]

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BWSR Review of Cedar Beach, June 2018

The Southeast Minnesota Wastewater Initiative has successfully facilitated 31 different projects since its inception in 2002. The Cedar Beach project was initiated when Olmsted and Wabasha counties completed a septic inventory that determined some of Cedar Beach’s under-sized lots were out of compliance. Some simply needed some upgrading, while others had a straight-pipe system that […]

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