Cody Fox, project manager for Cedar River Watershed District, speaks Aug. 25, 2021, at an upland, stormwater storage site in Mower County as part of a tour by board members of the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR), a state agency. On Dec. 2, 2021, BWSR executive director John Jaschke honored Fox with the 2021 Outstanding Watershed District Employee award during the Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts’ annual conference.

CRWD staffer receives state award

Project manager Cody Fox honored as Minnesota’s 2021 Outstanding Watershed District Employee of the Year

CRWD project manager Cody Fox
CRWD’s Cody Fox (left) and John Jaschke, executive director of the Minnesota Board of Soil and Water Resources, speak Sept. 23, 2021, at a media event about upland, stormwater-storage structures on the largest berm built to date by CRWD in Mower County’s Dexter Township.
Cody Fox of CRWD speaks Aug. 25, 2021, alongside project cooperators Lori and David Reuter, to board members of the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources. The Reuters have worked with Fox on two of CRWD’s largest earthen berms in the uplands of Dobbins Creek’s south branch in Dexter Township.
Fox checks an upland-storage structure on March 9, 2020, during a major snowmelt runoff in the headwaters area of Dobbins Creek’s north branch in Dexter Township.
Fox talks Oct. 16, 2019, to members of The Hormel Foundation and other local leaders at CRWD’s Dobbins 1 upstream berm in Dexter Township.
Fox joins (left to right) CRWD administrator Justin Hanson and CRWD board member Mike Jones in accepting the 2017 Watershed District of the Year award from Luke Skinner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. This was given at the annual conference of the Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts.
Fox checks in October 2020 on CRWD’s biggest earthen berm built to date in Dexter Township.

Formed in 2007, CRWD works to reduce flooding and improve water quality on the Cedar River State Water Trail and its tributaries in southern Minnesota.