Friends of the Sauk River


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News from 2007

Mill Creek Monitoring Project

In May 2007, the Friends of the Sauk River sponsored a monitoring project near Mill Creek in Rockville. Working with the Sauk River Watershed District,  the group organized volunteers to sample Mill Creek and collect data. The project was funded by the Friends of the Sauk River through their Healthy Lakes and Rivers Program grant.

Annual Membership Meeting

On September 15, 2007, the Friends of the Sauk River held its second annual membership meeting. The meeting was held at Sauk River Park in Melrose, MN. Approximately 25 members attended. A new Board of Directors was established, as well as officers of the Board. During the meeting a presentation was made by Tryg Hanson from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources regarding the status of the Sauk Riverís state canoe route designation. Adam Hjlem from the Sauk River Watershed District gave an update on the Mill Creek monitoring project. Bob Bjork reported on the Friends of the Sauk River's activities in area water festivals. Mitch Bender discussed St. Cloud State University student research on the Sauk River. Joe Storlien revealed plans for a river clean up day. Gene Waldorf discussed plans of the group to apply for 501c3 status.