Overview

History

Board of Managers

Staff

Advisory Committees

Watershed Management Plan

Reports & Audits

Meeting Materials

 

District Staff

 

Mike Kinney | Administrator

Phone: 651-395-5855

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Mike joined CLFLWD in early 2014. As Administrator, Mike implements policies and programs on behalf of the CLFLWD Board of Managers. With 33+ years of professional experience, Mike has brought experience in agronomy, economics, education, Lean Six Sigma, and research to manage both financial and water resources as efficiently as possible. He supervises all staff and operations, including the annual budget and work plan. Mike holds a B.A. in Geology from the University of St. Thomas and a M.S. in Water Resources Management from UW-Madison.

Emily Heinz | Planning Coordinator

Phone: 651-395-5856

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Emily joined CLFLWD in December 2014. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Iowa State University and a project management fundamentals certificate from the University of Utah. Emily performs grant writing, progress evaluation, planning and budgeting for the District.

Jessica Lindemyer| Operations & Outreach Specialist

Phone: 651-395-5858

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Jessica joined CLFLWD in 2016. She holds a B.A. in Biological Sciences and Studio Art from the College of Saint Benedict, and is currently in the process of obtaining her Environmental Education Certificate from Hamline University. Jessica manages the Districts website, social media, and outreach programs along with providing internal tech support and administrative assistance.

Garrett Miler | Watershed Assistant

Phone: 651-395-5854

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Garrett joined the CLFLWD in 2019. He holds a B.A. in Ecology and Environmental Biology from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Garrett’s primary duty is coordinating the District’s Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) program. He is also involved with lake monitoring, coordinating the Citizen Assisted Monitoring Program (CAMP), and operations and maintenance of District structures and aerators.

Blayne Eineichner | Project Coordinator

Phone: 651-395-5857

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Blayne joined CLFLWD in 2019. He holds a B.S. in Biology from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and an M.S. in Applied Ecology from the University of Maryland -Frostburg State. Blayne is responsible for the development and implementation of the CLFLWD’s capital improvement projects, as well as coordination of the Water Quality Monitoring and Operations and Maintenance Programs.

Beth Carreno | Senior Program Manager

Phone: 651-395-5852

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Beth joined CLFLWD in June 2022. She provides management of the District’s permitting, regulatory, and other programs in support of the Watershed Management Plan. Beth develops and maintains the District’s strong relationships with community leaders and other critical stakeholders. She has a B.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

 

 

Aidan Read | Land Management Specialist

Phone: 651-583-6590

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Aidan started with CLFLWD as a seasonal technician in 2018 and joined the permanent staff as a land management specialist in 2021. Aidan’s work includes promoting conservation farming practices, providing resources and technical assistance to landowners for conservation planning, and administering the District’s Citizen Advisory Committee, and Farmer-led Council. Aidan holds a B.A. from Hamline University, and is completing a M.S. in Natural Resource Science and Management from the University of Minnesota.

Bobbie Law | Office Manager

Phone: 651-313-8820

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Bobbie joined CLFLWD in the spring of 2021 as an Office Manager. She holds B.S. in Conservation and Environmental Planning from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Bobbie is multifaceted and assists the District with a wide range of tasks including, management of Accounts Receivable and Payable, permitting financial tracking, board meeting coordination, updating the CLFLWD website, and Geographic Information System management.

Peter Brennhofer | District Technician

Phone: 651-313-8821

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Peter worked as a seasonal technician for the CLFLWD from 2018 to 2020 and joined the permanent staff as a District Technician in 2021. Peter holds a B.A. in Economics from Saint John’s University. He provides assistance in many areas of District operations including monitoring, aquatic invasive species, administration, and equipment maintenance.

Mike Sandager | Permitting Coordinator

Phone: 651-395-5859

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Mike joined the CLFLWD team in April 2022. He holds a B.A. in History and Environmental Studies from Saint John’s University and a M.S. in Sustainable Water Environments from the University of Glasgow. He is a certified conservation planner through the NRCS and completed the Watershed Specialist Training program at the U of M. Mike’s primary duties involve working with the permitting program and associated inspections.

 

Jess Hall | MN GreenCorps member

Phone: 651-395-5853

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Consultants

   

Attorney

Chuck Holtman

Smith Partners, PLLP

250 Marquette Avenue south, Suite 250

Minneapolis, MN 55401

612-344-1400

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Accountant

Nancy Martinson

Redpath and Company

55 5th St E, #1400

St. Paul, MN 55101

651-407-5844

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Engineer

Greg Graske

Emmons and Olivier Resources

1919 University Ave. W, Suite 300

St. Paul, MN 55104

651-770-8448

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