Helping to Protect Our Resources

Watershed Coordinator Position Request for Proposals:

The URRWMO is seeking contracted operational assistance. Proposals are due on February 15, 2019. RFP ”PROPOSAL” “FORM”

Watershed management Plan update – comments currently being accepted on draft plan. The URRWMO’s activities are guided by its 10-year watershed management plan. A draft plan covering 2019-2028 is currently available for review. Comments are accepted through February 12, 2019. For examples of projects and activities refer to the "Watershed Management Plans and Reports" page of this website for the draft and additional details.

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.

Helpful Information

Find out more about native gardens, raingardens, and shoreline stabilization by visiting the Blue Thumb Website
Detailed Upper Rum River Watershed Map

Meeting Schedule

Generally, the URRWMO meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7pm, at the Oak Grove City Hall (19900 Nightingale Street NW, Oak Grove) Meetings: June 26, 2018, September 4, 2018, September 25, at 8am-10am BWSR Workshop, October 30, 2018, November 20, 2018 Technical Advisory Committee Meeting (10am at Oak Grove City Hall), December 4, 2018, January 8, 2019, February 20, 2019, March 5, 2019, and May 7, 2019

Agenda & Minutes

Contact Details

WMO Mailing Address
Upper Rum River WMO Oak Grove City Hall 19900 Nightingale St. NW Oak Grove MN 55011