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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Middle Sand Creek Corridor Restoration

Two guys cutting a ribbon for Middle Sand Creek Corridor project

A ribbon cutting took place in Coon Rapids Wednesday afternoon to mark the completion of the Middle Sand Creek Corridor restoration.

The Coon Creek Watershed District hosted the event, which celebrated a number of partner agencies involved in the three year project. Some major funding grants made it possible including money from the Minnesota Clean Water Fund. Some of the key players included the City of Coon Rapids, the DNR and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

The restoration involved the construction of meanders which followed the old maps and flood plain for the district prior to 1904.

"We used natural vegetation and so the trail remains shaded but there's more to see when water returns,” said Tim Kelly, Coon Creek Watershed District Administrator. “There are more birds as well as other wildlife present in the area so the three major benefits are recreation, water quality and flood control."

This marks a new chapter for Sand Creek on its journey to meet federal water quality standards. The plan is to eventually get Sand Creek off of the Federal Impaired Waters list.

To learn more about the project, click here.


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