Other Watershed Organizations
The SRWMO is a joint powers special purpose unit of government composed of member cities collaborating to manage water resources. This arrangement is based upon the recognition that water-related issues and management rarely stop at municipal boundaries. The SRWMO's boundaries are defined by the West Branch of the Sunrise River's watershed to the West and South Branch of the Sunrise's watershed to the south. To the north and east the boundaries are defined by the Anoka County boundary. It does not extend into other counties because watershed organizations are only required by law within twin cities metropolitan counties.
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The SRWMO is involved in many aspects of water management including planning and regulation, water quality, flooding, shoreland management, recreation, wildlife, and erosion control. The WMO has a state-approved watershed management plan which outlines their policies and plan of work. Cities' and townships' local water management plans must be consistent with the WMO's plan. The SRWMO Board does not have employees. Instead, it works through cooperative efforts of the member cities and townships, or contracts with the Anoka Conservation District or other consultants.
SRWMO Phone: The official day-to day contact for the SRWMO is Jamie Schurbon at 763-434-2030 ext. 12. You may also contact the board member who represents your city.
WMO Mailing Address: SRWMO c/o East Bethel City Hall 2241 - 221st Avenue, Cedar, MN 55011
Meeting Schedule: 1st Thursday of the month, on the dates indicated below. Meetings are at the East Bethel City Hall in the Booster West Conference Room at 6:30pm. Additional Meetings may be added and listed below.
February 2, 2017
May 4, 2017
September 7, 2017
November 2, 2017
January 4, 2018
February 1, 2018
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