Helping to Protect Our Resources

September 3 at 5pm the URRWMO board will be touring Lake George by boat with lake residents. The board will be learning about past projects, possible upcoming projects, water monitoring and more. No business will be conducted.

About the URRWMO

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.

Work of the URRWMO is guided by its 10-year Watershed Management Plan. That work primarily includes water quality and hydrology monitoring, public outreach, and water quality improvement projects. A number of important tasks are completed by the member cities, including permitting and stormwater system maintenance.

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 2019: January 8, February 20, March 13, May 7, July 9, September 3, October 1 (6pm at Ham Lake City Hall, Workshop of WMO Cities and Board Members to discuss Joint Powers Agreements), and October 29, Meetings 2020: January 7, March 3 and May 5

Agenda & Minutes

Contact Details

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