Community

Park District staff are preparing for a microsurfacing project on the Dakota Rail Regional Trail in July and August. The project will repair surface deformations and improve the serviceability and ride quality of the regional trail. The project will be divided into four phases to stagger construction activities. Each phase will require approximately 10 days [...]

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With reports of more than six inches of rain falling in some areas during a 12-hour period on already saturated ground on Thursday, June 19, citizens in several parts of western Carver County are dealing with flooding issues. In Waconia, several ponds are overflowing and spilling onto nearby trails, streets and fields. The aptly named Pond Lane entrance [...]

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Several community groups are working together to plan Spass-Tagen, a summer festival to be held in St. Bonifacius on Saturday, June 28. After a successful event last year, when Spass-Tagen returned for the first time in 29 years, organizers are hoping for an even bigger turnout in 2014. The event will run all day and [...]

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Carver County Parks, Chaska Parks & Recreation and Victoria Parks & Recreation invite you, your families and your friends to the first ever BikeKonnect event on Saturday, June 21 from 3 to 7 p.m. Collaboratively, the three park agencies have designed a unique family event intended to “Konnect trails, Konnect families and Konnect communities” while [...]

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Partnering with local Soil and Water Conservation Districts, the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) announced the 2014 Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) Reserve Riparian Buffer Easement Program sign-up is now open. “The RIM Buffer program plays an important role in advancing Minnesota’s goals to protect and improve water quality and wildlife habitat,” said John [...]

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Observing from the outside, 2 year old Charlie Hoeft of Mayer looks like your normal cute, playful, sometimes troublesome, everyday toddler. However, from the inside, Charlie is fighting for his life. “Nope, it was a shocker,” said Charlie’s mother, Sarah Hoeft, when first hearing about her son’s condition. It all started with a concerned visit [...]

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