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Posted on April 8, 2020 at 8:20 AM by Ryan Hiniker
Drainage update 4/7/2020
Upcoming Drainage Hearings or Meetings:
As we all are aware, Governor Walz has issued the Stay at Home Executive Order 20-20. This order doesn’t mean we have to live confined to our homes and chained to chairs and couches.
The 20-20 Executive Order gives people the freedom to enjoy the outdoors. As Minnesotans, many of us probably are outdoor enthusiasts already. We can still enjoy our state parks and their many activities that may include, walking, running, canoeing, boating, and fishing, just to name a few.
For those of us that enjoy the state parks, there are some things you can’t do because of the COVID-19 situation. Some of the things closed due to the current situation include, camping and campgrounds, camping cabins, yurts, all overnight lodging facilities, group centers, visitor centers, trail centers and state park contact stations.
Hunting and fishing seasons will still be open. State parks and other wildlife management areas will remain open to our outdoor enthusiasts. Public water access areas will also be open for people to enjoy boating activities, although docks may not be available at all locations.
We are very fortunate to have many beautiful state parks to enjoy. We have great local options of beautiful parks and trail systems that we can spend a day outdoors.
So, in short, we are all in a rough spot with the COVID-19 situation, why not try to make the best of it. Plus, just my opinion, spring can be such an enjoyable time to get out and enjoy outdoor activities, before the bugs come out. Ticks are being reported as of two weeks ago already, so stay vigilant of those critters on ourselves and our animals.
Recent Drainage Inspections:
We require that all repairs to a county drainage system (tile or open ditch) be authorized by one us in the drainage office, either Craig or myself, before any repairs are made.
Drainage Management Specialist