Our History

History & Timeline

Capitol Region Watershed District (CRWD) is a special purpose local unit of government created to manage and protect part of the Mississippi River Basin, along with the District’s wetlands, creeks and lakes that drain to the river. CRWD began with a small group of dedicated citizens who wanted to protect Como Lake. They petitioned the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) to create a watershed district, and the application was granted in 1998.