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  • 01 May 2017 10:52 AM | Anonymous

    From: Garness Jennifer <garness.jennifer@co.olmsted.mn.us>
    Date: Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 3:19 PM
    Subject: Rochester Comprehensive Plan - community engagement sessions
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    Rochester-Olmsted Planning Department 2122 Campus Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904

     

    April 26, 2017

     

     

    Rochester-Olmsted Planning Department to host comprehensive plan community engagement sessions

     

    The City of Rochester is updating our Comprehensive Plan. The document, Planning 2 Succeed (P2S), is intended to guide the growth of the entire city, particularly as concerns land use and transportation. This plan is a strategic document; not only does it describe the community’s vision, it provides a framework of goals and policies that put the plan to work.

     

    P2S is now in the review and editing stage. Planning Staff invites the public to attend one of these engagement sessions, learn about the vision and framework, and provide input. The sessions will be identical. The session times and locations are listed below. If you have questions, please contact Sandi Goslee or Jeff Ellerbusch at 328-7100 or planningweb@co.olmsted.mn.us.

     

    Date

    Time

    Location

    Tuesday, May 16

    6:30-8:30 p.m.

    125 LIVE – River Room (use main entrance)
    125 Elton Hills Dr. NW

     

    Please note that this is NOT a 125 LIVE sponsored event.

     

    Thursday, May 18

    2:30-4:30 p.m.

    Rochester Public Library Auditorium
    101 2nd St. SE

     

    Visit our P2S web site at: http://www.rochestermn.gov/departments/planning-and-zoning/planning-2-succeed-rochester-s-comprehensive-plan-update

     

     

     


  • 27 Apr 2017 11:44 AM | Anonymous

    Reel Paddling Film Festival!

    Friday, May 5, 2017

    7:00 pm

    Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center

    2900--19th St. NW, Rochester, MN


    Purchase tickets at the door $15 or in advance at Tyrol Ski and Sports $12, Student Tickets $8


    See amazing films of canoe adventures, rivers, and the amazing outdoors. All proceeds benefit the Zumbro Watershed Partnership.


  • 17 Apr 2017 2:01 PM | Anonymous

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    April 17, 2017

     

    News Release

    Help Make Rochester A Litter Bit Better!

    Pick-up locations still available – Sign-up today

    This Saturday, April 22 marks the start of the 11th Annual Help Make Rochester A Litter Bit Better! Clean-up Event! Volunteers, participating alone or with a group, are encouraged to collect litter in Rochester anytime between April 22 – 29. Trash and recycling bags are provided, all you need to do is pick a location, pick a date, and pick it up! Pick up locations are still available. Registration information, maps and more can be found atwww.RNeighbors.org/litterbitbetter. Participants can help encourage others to participate by sharing photos of their group in action on Facebook using the tag #litterbitbetter.

     

    Over 122 tons of litter has been picked up by volunteers in the past 10 years of A Litter Bit Better! events. Not only have these efforts removed trash from the environment, but it has also prevented litter as clean environments discourage littering. Litter-free landscapes also make our community a healthy place to be. Help us break the litter cycle by participating in the annual Help Make Rochester A Litter Bit Better! Clean-up Event.

     

    Litter makes our city look bad and pollutes our water resources. For the 11th year in a row, thousands of citizens will join forces to prevent pollution and remove litter from parks, neighborhoods and businesses in Rochester during this weeklong event. Will you be one of them?

     

    Everyone can Help Make Rochester A Litter Bit Better! including children, adults, businesses, church groups, boy and girl scouts, neighborhood associations, and others. Litter pickups are easy, rewarding, and fun! Be part of something big –Registration is open at www.RNeighbors.org/litterbitbetter.

     

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    Megan Moeller

    Communications Coordinator

    Rochester Public Works Department

    201 4th Street SE, Room 108, Rochester, MN, 55904

    direct: 507-328-2436

    main: 507-328-2400

    www.rochestermn.gov/publicworks

    Facebook: @RochesterMNPublicWorks


  • 06 Apr 2017 2:03 PM | Anonymous

    NEWS RELEASE

    Stormwater Presents Speaker Series: 
    The Water Source Project – Identifying Drinking Water Sources in Olmsted County 

     

    Contact:   Megan Moeller
    Communications Coordinator, Public Works Department

                        507-328-2436 or mmoeller@rochestermn.gov

     

    The goal of the Water Source Project is to identify the water source for each residential and business address in Olmsted County. Knowing water sources is especially critical during emergency responses. Each address is linked to the Unique# of a well contained in the online Minnesota Well Index (MWI) or to a community water supply. If the address is served by a private well not currently in the MWI, information is gathered on the well location and construction. Sources of well information include County records, contact with well owners, and if needed, site visits.

    Presentation by Terry Lee, Water Resources Manager for Olmsted County Environmental Resources

     

    Date:     April 25, 2017

    Time:     7-8:30pm

    Place:    Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota – Cascade Meadow

                    2900 19th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901

    Cost:      Free. No reservations are necessary.

     

    The Stormwater Presents Speaker Series is a monthly program featuring topics related to stormwater management in the City of Rochester. This program is FREE of charge and no registrations are required. All presentations are held in Rochester at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota - Cascade Meadow (2900 - 19th Street NW).

     

    All programs are subject to change. Full presentation descriptions and up-to-date information can be found atwww.rochesterstormwater.com

     


  • 27 Mar 2017 11:41 AM | Anonymous

    Public Meeting Notice 

    Presentation and Discussion of the City of Rochester’s Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program Implementation for 2016 


    Rochester City Council Meeting 7:00 p.m., Monday, May 1, 2017 City Council/County Board Chambers (102 4th St. SE, Rochester, MN) 


    On this date, the City Council will hear and the public will have an opportunity to comment on the 2016 stormwater management activities, the appropriateness of the selected Best Management Practices, and the City’s progress toward achieving the measurable goals outlined in its Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP).  


    Relevant written comments will also be taken into consideration if received no later than the close of business of Friday, June 16, 2017 and submitted by mail or e‐mail to: By Mail: Rochester Public Works Department ATTN: Troy Erickson 201 4th St. SE Rochester, MN  55904 By E‐Mail: terickson@rochestermn.gov,   Subject: “MS4 Permit Public Comment” A copy of the City’s current SWPPP (2013‐2018) is available on the City’s stormwater website: www.rochesterstormwater.com.  

  • 22 Mar 2017 3:35 PM | Anonymous

    HELP MAKE ROCHESTER A LITTER BIT BETTER! REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

     

    A Mickey Mouse flag, a working iPhone, a poster of Steven Segal, and a box of packaged sandwiches. What do these things have in common? They are just a few of the odd things found in Rochester during the last 10 years of litter clean-ups during the annual Help Make Rochester A Litter Bit Better! event. What will our volunteers find this year? So far, over 122 tons of litter has been collected by thousands of citizens since the program began in 2007. 

     

    This year’s event will be April 22-29 and registration is now open. Volunteers are encouraged to collect litter anytime during that week. Trash and recycling bags are provided, all you need to do is pick a location, pick a date, and pick it up! Registration information, maps and more can be found at www.RNeighbors.org/litterbitbetter. Participants can help encourage others to participate by sharing photos of their group in action on Facebook using the tag #litterbitbetter.

     

    Litter makes our city look bad and can pollute our water. For the 11th year in a row, hundreds of citizens will join forces to prevent pollution and remove litter from parks, neighborhoods and businesses in Rochester during this weeklong event– will you be one of them?

     

    Everyone can Help Make Rochester A Litter Bit Better! including children, adults, businesses, church groups, boy and girl scouts, neighborhood associations, and others. Litter pickups are easy, rewarding, and fun! Do your part and register today!

     

    Bamber Valley School pick-up team 2016

     

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    Megan Moeller

    Communications Coordinator

    Rochester Public Works Department

    201 4th Street SE, Room 108, Rochester, MN, 55904

    direct: 507-328-2436

    main: 507-328-2400

    www.rochestermn.gov/publicworks

    Facebook: @RochesterMNPublicWorks

     


  • 15 Mar 2017 2:00 PM | Anonymous

    Amazon is celebrating its #1 ranking in customer satisfaction by the ACSI! Today, March 16, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times the usual donation rate) of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Zumbro Watershed Partnership Inc. Get started at smile.amazon.com/ch/20-2316366.
    Today, your support goes 10 times further.



  • 09 Mar 2017 1:42 PM | Anonymous

    Southeast Minnesota Cover Crop Consortium Seminar
    DATE: March 16, 2017 TIME: Registration at 12:15pm Program: 12:30 to 3:30 pm.
             Location: Zumbrota VFW, 25 1st Street East, Zumbrota, MN 55992
    Program Agenda:
    12:30-12:35 Welcome -Ed McNamara

    12:35-1:15
     Soil Health and Sustainability in Minnesota Kristin Brennan,
                           Assistant State Soil Scientist, NRCS, St. Paul, MN

     1:15-1:45  Termination and carry over restrictions when using cover crops
                      Dan Smith, University of Wisconsin-Madison & Extension
                                              Southwest Wisconsin Regional Outreach Specialist

                                               

    1:45-2:00  Minnesota Ag Water Quality Certification Program Update
                        Mark Root and Matt Kruger -Minnesota Department of Ag

    2:00-2:15  Break and Networking with sponsors-Coffee, milk and cookies

    2:15-2:45  Using cover crop in row crop systems- a producer’s viewpoint
                       Tom Cotter- Cotter Farms, Austin, MN

    2:45-3:15  Cover Crops, Soil Health & Livestock Management
                       Tom Pyfferoen –Toden Farms, Pine Island, MN

    3:15-3:25  Ag Plastic Recycling Program- Goodhue County
    -Jeff Beckman

    3:25-3:30  Wrap-up-Recap- Ed McNamara

    Thank you to our sponsors: LaCrosse Seed, Zabel Seed, J&S Repair, GB Feed,
     Winfield United, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Saddlebutte Ag
    Questions?  Ed McNamara, 651-380-8183; edmcnamara@sleepyeyetel.net
                                            


  • 07 Mar 2017 2:48 PM | Anonymous

    ZWP members have been some of the 29,000+ volunteers that have helped collect over 122 tons of litter in the past 10 years of A Litter Bit Better! events. Won’t you join them in the 11th annualHelp Make Rochester A Litter Bit Better! litter collection event happening April 22-29, 2017? Litter collection is a fun way to help beautify our city and protect the environment. Pick a location, pick a date, and pick it up!  Registration opens on March 22. Registration information, maps and more can be found at www.RNeighbors.org/litterbitbetter

  • 07 Mar 2017 11:54 AM | Anonymous

    NEWS RELEASE Realize Rain Gardens Rochester Cost‐Share Grant Writing Workshop 


    Contact: Megan Moeller Communications Coordinator, Public Works Department 507‐328‐2436 or mmoeller@rochestermn.gov 


    Did you know the City of Rochester has a cost‐share grant program to assist in the creation of residential and community rain gardens? The 2017 Cost‐Share Program will award up to 7 grants for 50% of verifiable costs, up to a maximum of $750 per project! Eligible expenditures for reimbursement through the Cost‐Share Grant include the cost of rain garden design, plants, mulch soil amendment, related materials and labor. To be considered for a 2017 Cost‐Share Grant, rain gardens must be installed in 2017 on parcels within Rochester’s city limits and outside of utility and drainage easements or road rights‐of‐way. More information and Realize Rain Gardens Rochester Cost‐Share Grant Applications can be found at www.rochesterstormwater.com. This workshop is designed to help grant applicants understand and complete the Cost‐Share Grant Application. Presentation by Megan Moeller, Communications Coordinator for the City of Rochester Public Works Department 


    Date: Monday, March 20, 2017 Time:   7‐9:00 pm Place:   

    City Hall Conference Room 104 

    201--4th Street SE, Rochester, MN 55904 

    Cost: Free. No reservations are necessary

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Contact Us:

Mailing Address: Zumbro Watershed Partnership, Inc.
1485 Industrial Drive NW, Room 102
Rochester, MN 55901


Office Address: Education Coordinator Kevin Strauss
   Olmsted County Soil and Water Conservation District Office
2122 Campus Drive SE, Suite 200
Rochester, MN 55904



ZWP Executive Director Contact Information 
Phone Number: 507-226-6787


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