News release: Minnesota DNR accepting comments on environmental documents for proposed Maple Creek Habitat Enhancement Project

January 30, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting comments through Feb. 29 on an environmental assessment worksheet for the Maple Creek Habitat Enhancement Project, located in Fillmore County.

The proposed project includes enhancement of approximately 3,500 feet of fish habitat in Maple Creek, located within the Choice Wildlife Management Area. Trout Unlimited is proposing to restore ecological and hydrologic functions of the creek and adjacent floodplain within the project area.

A copy of the EAW is available on the project page of the DNR website.

A hard copy may be requested by calling 651-259-5122.

The EAW is also available for public review at:

  • Spring Grove Public Library: 172 West Main St., Spring Grove, MN 55974

The EAW was published in the Jan. 30 Environmental Quality Board Monitor.

Comments must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29.

  • Mailed comments should be sent to the attention of Becky Horton, EAW project manager, Ecological and Water Resources Division, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 500 Lafayette Road North, St. Paul, MN 55155.
  • Email comments should be sent to [email protected] with “Maple Creek” in the subject line.

Anyone providing a mailing address or submitting comments via email will receive a copy of the decision document, which will include responses to comments. Because all comments and related information are part of the public record for this environmental review, commenters’ names and email or postal addresses will be published and publicly available as they appear in the materials they submit. 

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