Congratulations to the City of Roseville. On January 18, the city received the Capitol Region Watershed District (CRWD) Watershed Partner Award for its leadership and support of clean water projects.
The city has provided significant technical and financial support to help build numerous clean water projects to protect and improve water quality within the District.Construction of the Villa Park Wetland Weir System was one of the first large capital improvement projects undertaken by CRWD. The partnership laid the groundwork for other projects such as the Lake McCarrons Alum Treatment, Gottfried’s Pit Lift Station, Iron Enhanced Filtration Benches at Williams Street Pond, sediment dredging within Villa Park, and the Upper Villa Park Stormwater Infiltration and Reuse Project. The Watershed Steward Awards were developed to honor individuals and organizations that exemplify watershed stewardship through activities, projects and policies that demonstrate a commitment to CRWD’s mission to protect, manage and improve water resources of the district. In addition to Roseville, several other individuals and organizations received a 2017 Watershed Steward Award; Lauren Colwell received a Watershed Citizen Award. Central High School received a Watershed Project Award. Youth of Urban Boatbuilders received a Young Watershed Steward Award. The Great River Greening’s Field Learning for Teens received a Watershed Outreach Program Award, and Mike Thienes received a Lifetime Stewardship Award Winner.The Capitol Region Watershed District was established in 1998. It covers 40 square miles and includes portions of Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Maplewood, Roseville and St. Paul. CRWD is governed by a Board of Managers that work to protect, manage and improve the water resources of the District.