Lake Detroiters works closely with the Pelican River Watershed advocating for protection of our community lake. Learn more about PRWD and current projects pertaining to Detroit Lake on their WEBSITE
Water Management Plan Update - June 1, 2017 deadline. The Pelican River Watershed District Board of Managers is seeking input to help 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. Please contact Pelican River Watershed District with your input or attend a regularly schedule month Board of Managers meeting.
The Pelican River Watershed Board of Managers has updated the Permit Application and Site Inspection fees for the first time in over ten years! For most applicants, there will be little change. Shore Impact Zone Alteration Permits, including rip-rap, sand blankets, ice ridge repair, and vegetation removal was increased from $75 to $100), while Stormwater Management Permits for small sites (>25% impervious surface), was decreased from $175 to $150.
The largest change was to fees associated with Stormwater Management Permits for large construction projects which require the plans to be reviewed by the District Engineer.
The updated Permit and Inspection Fee schedule and the PRWD permit application can be found below.If you have any questions regarding about your project, please feel free to contact us.
Pelican River Watershed District celebrate their 50th Anniversary in 2016. Click here to view the contents.
"The mission of the Pelican River Watershed District is to enhance the quality of water in the lakes within its jurisdiction. It is understood that to accomplish this, the District must ensure that wise decisions are made concerning the management of streams, wetlands, lakes, groundwater, and related land resources which affect these lakes."
PRWD accomplishes its mission through the following programs.
Some Current PRWD Projects
Benefiting Detroit Lake:
Flowering Rush Management
Curly Leaf Pondweed Reduction
Decreasing Phosphorus Loading
Call PRWD with Questions: 218-846-0436
Tera Guetter; Administrator
Brent Alcott; Asst. Administrator
Brenda Moses; Office Administrator