Watershed Management Plan Update

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Watershed Management Plan Update •  Timeline  •  Survey •  Planning Meetings


Brown's Creek Watershed District Management Plan is being updated to guide policies, programs, and projects to be implemented throughout 2026-2035.  There will be many opportunities to provide input into this process and provide comment.

What did we accomplish 2017-2024?  Dedicated to getting water resource improvement projects on the ground!

Approximately 25% of the annual budget has been allocated to the District’s Capital Improvement Program to construct projects that have a direct benefit to the Brown’s Creek watershed’s surface water or groundwater resources, allocated to impaired resources:

● 70% to Brown’s Creek
● 15% to Long Lake
● 5% to South School Section Lake
● 10% to all of the other waterbodies

Timeline for updating the Watershed Management Plan:

The current watershed management plan runs through the Fall of 2026. District Staff’s goal is to complete the Draft
Plan by April of 2025 so that the Board has the information needed for 2026 budget discussions. This gives the District the remainder of 2025 to complete the formal plan review process.

Survey - Are You Watershed Wise?

Help us understand what the community knows about the water resources in and around Brown's Creek Watershed District! We've put together a survey to gauge your knowledge and opinions. Your input will guide us in engaging the community to protect and improve these vital resources.

Even if you're not sure about all the answers, your participation is key to shaping our efforts for a sustainable future. Let's work together towards a healthier environment for everyone!

Please take this survey (should take no more than 5-10 minutes): "Are you watershed wise?" Survey

Meetings

See calendar for more details on upcoming events

  • June 6, 2024 - Plan Update Kick-off Meeting at Family Means (1875 Northwestern Ave, Stillwater, MN 55082)
    2-4pm: Presentation for previous plan accomplishments and issues of emerging concern
    4-6pm: Open House with light refreshments and structured for one-on-one conversation and input
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