Other Watershed Organizations
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The URRWMO is a joint powers organization including the Cities of St. Francis, Oak Grove, Nowthen, Bethel, and portions of East Bethel. A small corner of Ham Lake also falls within the URRWMO. The WMO Board is made up of representatives from each of these cities.
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 Sandhill Center for the Arts - 23820 Dewey Street NW, Bethel, in the Jim Perleberg Conference Room. Additional meetings may be added and listed below.
Watershed Plan Update: The Upper Rum River WMO has begun the process of 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. The Board hopes to have a draft plan for approval by September 2016. Those interested in providing input can attend a planning open house June 29, 2016 at 7pm at Oak Grove City Hall.
January 5, 2016 - Date change to January 26
February 15, 2016 - Special Meeting 7pm
March 1, 2016 - Date change to March 8th
April 4, 2016 - This meeting is at Oak Grove City Hall-public topic meeting to discuss the 4th Generation Plan
May 3, 2016
June 6, 2016 Plan meeting is at 7pm Oak Grove City Hall
June 29,2016 Open House at 7pm at Oak Grove City Hall
September 6, 2016
November 1, 2016
January 3, 2017
March 7, 2017
May 2, 2017 - Annual meeting is at 7pm Oak Grove City Hall