Clean water starts at home: Getting started is easy with these tips and local resources.

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Former agriculture drainage ditches now act as urban creeks in the watershed. How do we live with these creeks now and into the future?

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A summary of the human and environmental history in the VLAWMO area.

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View geographic data on our interactive web-based GIS Site.

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What are wetlands? How do they work, and what sorts of wetlands are in VLAWMO?

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Let VLAWMO help you build a home or garden project. From rain barrels and rain gardens to native plantings, these projects can beautify your home and help keep our water clean!

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Other resources for residents


VLAWMO YouTube Channel
A variety of fun and educational videos from events and projects in the watershed. 

Water is Everyone's Business
A video series with in-depth discussion on local water resources from CTV North Suburbs.

Become a Master Water Steward
The Master Water Stewards program is a partnership between the Freshwater Society and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, with funding provided by the Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment.

Installing a Raingarden
Watch a video about raingarden installation.