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Recent News

We will regularly post summaries of water resource news of interest to a variety of audiences. Skim the current posts to find items relevant to you. We’ll provide links leading to more in-depth information.

Make a splash – as a WPC Commissioner

The Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Board (VRWJPB) seeks applicants from Dakota County for one vacant seat on the Vermillion River Watershed Planning Commission (WPC). The WPC advises the VRWJPB about water quality and quantity [...]

February 4th, 2020|Categories: News|

Remove buckthorn and pull invasive species near the Vermillion River’s South Creek

Join other Vermillion Stewards volunteers for a buckthorn and invasive plant pull near the Vermillion River’s South Creek, a cold prairie stream in the heart of Dakota County and a major tributary of the Mississippi [...]

Experimental nitrate treatment holds promise for water quality

In Castle Rock Township, an experimental wood chip-enhanced wetland nitrate treatment project could cut in half the amount of the pollutant entering a Vermillion River tributary. Read the article or watch the interview for information on this promising water quality [...]

March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Education, News|Tags: , , , , |

Winter Roads Maintenance Workshop – Oct. 10, 2017

The Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization and Dakota County are hosting a Winter Roads Maintenance Workshop for road maintenance staff, contractors, property managers writing contracts, and snowplow drivers. The workshop will be held from [...]

Winter Parking Lot & Sidewalk Maintenance Workshop – Sept. 22, 2017

The Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization and Dakota County are hosting a Parking Lot and Sidewalk Maintenance Workshop for property managers, snow and ice removal contractors, facilities, parks, cities, schools, and malls. The workshop [...]

Turfgrass Maintenance Workshop – July 18, 2017

The Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization and Dakota County are hosting a Turfgrass Maintenance Workshop for property managers, groundskeepers, and other commercial and public turf managers. The workshop will be held from 8 a.m.­-2 [...]

April VRWJPO meeting is canceled

The April 27, 2017, Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization meeting is canceled. The next regularly scheduled meeting is May, 25, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Ave., [...]

April 13th, 2017|Categories: News|

Owners of resorts, campgrounds, and rental businesses required to take aquatic invasive species training

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering aquatic invasive species training to owners of lake service provider businesses, so they can legally work in lakes and rivers throughout the state. Lake service provider businesses [...]

February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Education, News, Recreation, Workshop|Tags: , , , , |

Job Posting: Environmental Specialist, Public Outreach & Communication

The Environmental Resources Department is seeking a motivated self-starter who is able to manage and self-perform work tasks within the Environmental Specialist classification. They desire a candidate that has practical experience managing complex work projects [...]

5 Clean Water Fund grants awarded to VRWJPO

Cleaner, clearer water. Healthier lakes, rivers, and streams. Thanks to Minnesota's Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, the Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization (VRWJPO) has received five Clean Water Fund (CWF) grants that total [...]

December 19th, 2016|Categories: News, Uncategorized|Tags: