Creek restoration shows success of Minnesota clean water fund


EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn.—A project to restore 6½ miles of Grand Marais Creek near its outlet to the Red River north of East Grand Forks had been on the wishlist...

 Myron Jesme, administrator of the Red Lake Watershed District, stands beside a sign along Grand Marais Creek north of East Grand Forks, Minn., that indicates funds for the restoration project came from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment Minnesota voters passed in 2008. The restoration likely wouldn't have happened without the dedicated funding, Jesme said. (Brad Dokken / Forum News Service)
The restoration of the Grand Marais Creek outlet north of East Grand Forks, besides providing flood control and water quality benefits, protects and enhances habitat for a variety of wildlife species such as this pair of mallards. Dedicated funding from a constitutional amendment Minnesota voters passed in 2008 helped pay for much of the $6.2 million porject. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
Myron Jesme, right, administrator of the Red Lake Watershed District, and Jeff Langan of Houston Engineering in Thief River Falls, Minn., inspect a "drop structure" constructed to help control the flow of water and enhance bank stability along a 6½-mile restoration of Grand Marais Creek north of East Grand Forks. (Brad Dokken / Forum News Service)

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