1 Watershed 1 Plan: Weigh in on water planning for Lower St. Croix River

Initiative to align and streamline water planning by various levels of government offers opportunities to share input and ideas.




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Via Lower St. Croix One Watershed One Plan:

Lower St. Croix River (Greg Seitz, St. Croix 360)

“The One Watershed, One Plan vision is to align local water planning, on major watershed boundaries, with state strategies towards prioritized, targeted and measurable implementation plans.” – Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources

Minnesota has a long history of water management by local government. One Watershed, One Plan is rooted in this history and in work initiated by the Local Government Water Roundtable in 2011 which recommended that the local governments charged with water management responsibility should organize and develop focused implementation plans on watershed boundaries.

The recommendation was followed by legislation that permits the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) to adopt methods to allow comprehensive plans, local water management plans, or watershed management plans to serve as substitutes for one another; or to be replaced with one comprehensive watershed management plan.

This legislation, and the associated BWSR program, is referred to as One Watershed, One Plan. Further Legislation was passed in 2015, defining purposes and outlining additional structure for the program.

Public Survey

Help identify priority issues and actions by answering 10 questions.

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Healthy Water & Lands Workshop

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
5:30 PM 7:30 PM
North Branch Library
6355 379th Street
North Branch, MN, 55056

Your input is needed!

Water plays an important role in our communities—from recreation to public health, tourism and economic development.

Local governments in the Lower St. Croix basin are working to create a shared watershed plan to protect lakes, rivers, streams and groundwater resources – Join us at the North Branch Library to learn about the project and share your ideas!

Learn about this new planning process and how it can benefit your land and water.

We want to hear from you; voice your concerns and priorities for water health in the Lower St. Croix Watershed

Enjoy free refreshments, appetizers, and good conservation with your neighbors!

Register »


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