Public Input Needed: Water Plan Kick-Off Meetings

Posted On: March 18, 2019

How would you prioritize projects addressing flood control, soil erosion, groundwater recharge, or waterbody phosphorous concentrations? We are seeking the public’s input to determine priorities for future projects in the Bois de Sioux and Mustinka Watersheds.

In 2015, the Minnesota Legislature enacted a requirement that, by 2025, watershed districts, soil and water conservation districts, and counties organize and develop focused implementation plans based on watershed boundaries. This coordinated effort is referred to as One Watershed, One Plan (1W1P).

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“In our case, we have two watersheds (the Bois de Sioux and Mustinka) and one plan that spans six counties: Big Stone, Grant, Otter Tail, Stevens, Traverse, and Wilkin,” informed Linda Vavra, President of the Bois de Sioux Watershed District. “We strongly encourage residents within the Bois de Sioux and Mustinka Watersheds to attend. They will learn about issues in our watersheds and about the 1W1P process. The public is asked to provide input on priorities and concerns, and will have an opportunity to ask questions of planning participants.”

Beginning at 7 pm, two kick-off meetings are planned. One kick-off meeting will be held in Wheaton (4/2 at the Bois de Sioux Watershed Office) and one kick-off meeting will be held in Wendell (4/3 at the Community Center). The public is invited to attend either location.

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