County Briefs 6/20/13

WashCo_logoMcLellan named to panel

Ann McLellan of Stillwater was appointed Tuesday to an unexpired term on Washington County’s Minnesota Extension Committee by the Board of Commissioners.
McLellan’s will serve until Dec. 31.
The Extension Committee works with the County Board and Department of Public Health and Environment on programs and services provided by extension agents in agriculture, economic and human development, community leadership and environment and natural resources.

Regatta coming to county park

The Lake Elmo Park Reserve public boat launch will be closed three days in early August for the Minneapolis Rowing Club’s 110th Annual North Western International Rowing Association Championship Regatta after the Washington County Board of Commissioners approved the closure Tuesday.
The club requested closure of the park reserve public boat launch so the launch could be used for the regatta. Club officials estimate 400 competitors from the United States and Canada will participate in 512 rowing events.
Rowing clubs in Hudson, St. Paul, Eden Prairie, Long Lake and from the University of St. Thomas will assist the Minneapolis club in hosting the event.
County board approval of the request comes after the Lake Elmo City Council approved the Minneapolis club’s special event permit.