Helping to Protect Our Resources

Upper Rum River Watershed Management Organization

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, October 30, 2018 January 8, 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
WMO Phone
Dan Denno, Chair 763-443-4729