Watershed district around Marine on St. Croix seeks input on long-term plan

Carnelian-Marine-St. Croix Watershed District wants citizen comments about priorities and goals for the decade ahead.




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Via the Carnelian-Marine-St. Croix Watershed District:

St. Croix River in the Carnelian-Marine-St. Croix Watershed District. (Greg Seitz, St. Croix 360)
Map of the watershed district.

The Carnelian-Marine-St. Croix Watershed District is updating its 10-year Watershed Management Plan and is seeking input from stakeholders like you!

Our watershed management plan is a comprehensive guide to what projects and activities we’ll be implementing over a 10-year period. We want to hear what your priorities include, and we hope you will share with us!

A major part of the plan update is evaluating priority issues and goals. We would like to turn over the conversation to you, our stakeholders, to share and discuss your priorities with District staff.

Online survey

The five-minute survey will be used to prioritize issues and goals to address over the next decade.

Click here to complete the survey.

Public listening sessions

We value your input as we plan for the next ten years of watershed management and hope you will attend one of our public listening sessions!

Update Timeline 

  • June – August Public Input Opportunities 
  • October 2020 – Approval of Citizen Input
  • December 2020 – Write Issues, Goals, and Priorities
  • May 2021 – Identify Plan Programs, Policies, Practices
  • June 2021 – Draft Plan Public Comment Period
  • September 2021 – Plan Revisions and Public Hearing
  • March 2022 – Final Plan Adopted

Current Watershed Management Plan 

The District’s current Watershed Management Plan was approved by the Board of Water and Soil Resources on August 26, 2010.  In 2013 the Board of Managers recognized the need for a major amendment to its 2010 Watershed Management Plan to address the increasing public concern for aquatic invasive species and groundwater availability and quality.  On August 27, 2015 the Board of Water and Soil Resources approved the Plan and the Board adopted the Plan on September 9, 2015.

Current CMSCWD Management Plan is located here: http://www.cmscwd.org/about-us/management-plan