About URRWMO

The Upper Rum River Watershed Management Organization (URRWMO) has completed a draft of the update of their 10-year Watershed Management Plan. Comments may be submitted until Feb. 10, 2017 to:

Charles Schwartz, PE
MSA Professional Services, Inc.
60 Plato Boulevard East, Suite 140
Saint Paul, MN 55107
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URRWMO 60-day Review Letter      Watershed Management Plan Draft

The 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)

Watershed Plan UpdateThe 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.  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.

Meeting Dates:
January 26, 2016 

February 15, 2016 - Special Meeting 7pm

March 8, 2016 

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

July 7, 2016 Open House at 7pm at Oak Grove City Hall

July 20, 2016 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Open House at 2pm at Oak Grove City Hall

July 20, 2016 Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) Open House at 6:30pm at Oak Grove City Hall

September 6, 2016 7pm Oak Grove City Hall

November 1, 2016 7pm Oak Grove City Hall

November 29, 2016 7pm Oak Grove City Hall

January 3, 2017 7pm Oak Grove City Hall

March 7, 2017 7pm Oak Grove City Hall

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