CRWD: 2017 Watershed District of the Year

Read about the award CRWD received Dec. 1 at the annual convention of the Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts in Alexandria.


Projects completed along Cedar River

Three berms near the Cedar River State Water Trail south of Austin this fall were completed in November as the next phases of CRWD's five-year, $8.5 million Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) to build 25 projects that improve water quality and reduce flooding.

READ DETAILS in this media release about the Hull-Pederson ravine-stabilization projects in Austin Township north of County Road 4.

New access on Cedar

Canoe-kayak walk-in access opens this summer behind Austin's Marcusen Park baseball stadium on the Cedar River State Water Trail thanks to funding from the Austin Area Foundation for a collaborative project by CRWD; City of Austin's Public Works; and the Minnesota DNR.

See Other Events

CRWD monthly board meeting:

Wed., May 16, 2018, at 6:00 PM
Mower SWCD/CRWD Office
1408 21st Ave NW, Austin, MN


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monthly column

Here's the monthly column by the CRWD/Mower SWCD.

YouTube channel

Check out the new CRWD/Mower SWCD channel offering informative videos as well as soothing clips of local water features.