News & Announcements
Road Closure - Division Street W
The Street Department will be making repairs to the railroad crossings on Division Street West. Please use caution and obey all traffic signage and road closures. Repairs will be completed by September 3, 2016. Start date of the closure is weather dependent and all work will be completed in approximately four days.
The Cannon River Watershed Partnership is proud to announce that we will be the first outstate organization to offer Freshwater Society's Master Water Stewards curriculum! This is a great opportunity to learn how to solve stormwater pollution problems on a local scale, meet other concerned citizens in our area and become energized leaders together! Classes begin in October.
CRWP's Upcoming Master Water Stewards Program
CRWP is hosting two informational sessions on the Master Water Stewards program on:
• Tuesday, August 30th 5:30pm to 6:30pm: Northfield – Just Food Coop, 516 Water St S
• Tuesday, September 6th 5:30 to 6:30pm: Faribault - Parks & Rec Center 15 West Division St. (attached to Library)
Rice SWCD in Partnership with City of Faribault Awarded Clean Water Funds for Spring Park Subwatershed Analysis
Rice SWCD in partnership with the City of Faribault has been awarded Clean Water Legacy grant funds from the State of Minnesota. These grant funds will be utilized for a project known as the Spring Park Subwatershed Analysis.
The Spring Park watershed is over 225 acres. Most of the watershed is fully developed into a variety of residential, commercial, and institutional land uses. Project funds will be utilized to conduct a watershed analysis with the goal of identifying pollutant load sources and potential areas for structural stormwater BMPs for future retro-fit projects to reduce instances of localized flooding, reduce peak storm flows, and improve the ecological health and quality of stormwater runoff discharging into Crocker’s Creek.
By being a recipient of these highly competitive Clean Water grant funds, Rice SWCD and the City of Faribault in partnership will be able to incorporate the assessment of this subwatershed into future strategic long range planning efforts, allowing decision makers the ability to make informed decisions that help protect resources of high value, and work to make meaningful improvements in water quality.
For additional information on specifics of the Spring Park Subwatershed Project, please feel free to contact Melissa King with the City of Faribault at email@example.com or (507) 333-0369; or for additional information on Clean Water Grant projects, please feel free to contact Steven Pahs at firstname.lastname@example.org or (507) 332-5408.
The Faribault Compost site located at 214 N.E. 14th Street is scheduled to open on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at 8:00 a.m.
Days and hours of service will be as follows:
Monday 1 pm to 7 pm
Wednesday 1 pm to 7 pm
Saturday 8 am to 4 pm
If you require service after this date the Rice County also maintains a compost-recycling center. You can call the county's recycling hotline at 507-332-6833 or check The Rice County Website for other composting information and options.
Public Works Director, Travis Block, recently completed a project with the EPA utilizing the Climate Resilience Evaluation & Awareness Tool (CREAT). CREAT is a software tool to assist drinking water and wastewater utility owners and operators in understanding potential climate change threats and in assessing the related risks to individual utilities. Check out the video on the link below.