2021 Annual Report for Turtle Creek Watershed District


TCWD Board of Managers

TCWD's Board of Managers meets at 5:00 PM on the third Tuesday of every month at the City of Hollandale/Riceland Township Government Center, 110 W. Park Ave. in Hollandale.

Next meeting:  5:00 PM on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.


Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts (MAWD) board president Ruth Schaefer presents TCWD board chair Michelle Miller on May 21 with a plaque honring the district's 50th anniversary of water-management efforts. MAWD executive director Emily Javens (far right) along with TCWD board and staff are pictured as well.

TCWD recognized by state group for 50th Anniversary

Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts (MAWD) leadership in May 2019 honored the Turtle Creek Watershed District board and staff for 50 years of water-management efforts. (MEDIA RELEASE)
Formed in November 1968, TCWD is involved with four major areas that include watershed management; water quality; water quantity management; and education. The district consists of 94,720 acres (148 square miles) in Freeborn County and 5,760 acres (9 square miles) in Mower County, including land within the City of Austin. Turtle Creek is a tributary to the Cedar River, flowing into it in the southern portion of the City of Austin.
Volunteers cleanup along Turtle Creek in Austin under the Interstate 90 bridges in spring 2019.

Volunteers cleanup Turtle Creek shoreline

Curt & Greta Anderson and Dave & Mari Jo Stanek led several cleanups this spring along Turtle Creek in the area under Interstate 90 in northwest Austin.

An initial effort in April 2019 led to filling nine lawn and leaf bags with trash, including much from popular fishing spots under I-90. They removed plastic cups; straws; fast-food packaging; glass bottles; and  dozens of small, plastic liquor bottles; and plastic bags.

They hope their efforts set an example for those using the area to keep it clean.

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