About the URRWMO

Watershed Plan UpdateThe Upper Rum River WMO is updating its 10-year watershed management plan.   This process started with a notification letter to State review agencies dated November 19, 2015.  The URRWMO Board hired MSA Professional Services on Feb. 15, 2016 to assist with the plan update.  A planning open house was held June 29, 2016 at 7pm at Oak Grove City Hall.  If you would like to provide feedback or input regarding the Plan, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or attend the upcoming public meeting on July 12, 2017.

Currently, the URRWMO has completed a draft of their updated 10-year Watershed Management Plan.  This draft may be downloaded by clicking the link below. 

URRWMO 60-day Review Letter      Watershed Management Plan Draft

Please direct questions or comments to:

Charles Schwartz, PE
MSA Professional Services, Inc.
60 Plato Boulevard East, Suite 140
Saint Paul, MN 55107
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A public hearing for comments on the draft watershed plan will be held July 12, 2017 at 7pm at Oak Grove City Hall. 


About the URRWMOTheThe URRWMO is a joint powers organization including the Cities of St. Francis, Oak Grove, Nowthen, Bethel, and portions of East map2Bethel. A small corner of Ham Lake also falls within the URRWMO. The WMO Board is made up of representatives from each of these cities.

URRWMO Location Map

This organization seeks to maintain the quality of area lakes, rivers, streams, groundwater, and other water resources across municipal boundaries. Resources of particular importance to the URRWMO include the Rum River, Seelye Brook, Ford Brook, Cedar Creek, and numerous ditches that drain to the Rum River. This stretch of the Rum River is designated as a state Scenic and Recreational Waterway. Lake George and East Twin Lakes, the primary recreation lakes in the watershed, are also of high priority, in addition to many smaller lakes and wetlands.

Meeting Schedule: On the dates indicated below (generally the first Tuesday of a month) at 7pm, meetings are held at the Oak Grove City Hall (19900 Nightingale Street NW, Oak Grove, MN 55011)

Meeting Dates:

March 7, 2017 7pm Oak Grove City Hall

May 2, 2017 - Annual meeting is at 7pm Oak Grove City Hall

May 25, 2017 -  7pm Oak Grove City Hall

July 12, 2017 7pm Oak Grove City Hall.  Includes Public Hearing on Draft Watershed Plan.

September 5, 2017

November 8, 2017

January 2, 2018

March 6, 2018

May 1, 2018