This past Saturday, Oct. 11, volunteers from the Blaine-Ham Lake Rotary Club cleaned up part a portion of a ditch behind a Blaine elementary school.
Coon Creek Watershed District
Coon Creek Watershed District has inspected and found several areas of Lower Coon Creek, south of Highway 10 to the Mississippi River, with severe enough erosion and downed trees to warrant attention this year. Several projects will be happening throughout the year, starting in March. The projects are separate and not continuous, as the watershed district will try to minimize disturbance.
The city of Coon Rapids wants all the property in the city to be part of the Coon Creek Watershed District.
The Coon Creek Watershed District now has jurisdiction over a county ditch that covers 4.94 miles and is the principal storm water outlet for some 2,900 acres (5.4 miles) of residential, commercial and industrial land in Blaine, Coon Rapids, Fridley and Spring Lake Park.
A five-mile county ditch will soon be under the control of the Coon Creek Watershed District.
The Coon Creek Watershed District is planning to construct a storm water treatment pond this year to improve water quality in a portion of Coon Rapids.