Helping to Protect Our Resources

Watershed Management Plan update:

The URRWMO’s activities are guided by its 10-year watershed management plan. A draft plan covering 2019-2028 is currently available for review. Agencies have already submitted comments during a 90-day review period. Those comments and URRWMO responses are in the document below. Additionally, the URRWMO invites comments from anyone at its upcoming public hearing.

Draft watershed plan (90-day review version)

Agency comments and URRWMO responses

Public Hearing: March 13, 2019, at 7pm at Oak Grove City Hall

Following the public hearing the URRWMO will make final plan edits and submit it to the State Board of Water and Soil Resources for final approval.

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.

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 10 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