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Plan Development Summary

What's happened so far...

  • Early Spring 2021: Thirteen local governments are invited to participate in watershed plan development and serve on a Policy or Advisory Committee.

  • May 2021: The RRWD, Roseau SWCD, and Roseau County enter into a Memorandum of Agreement for the purpose of watershed plan development. Officials from these three government units will ultimately be a part of the Policy Committee that begins in the fall. 

  • June 2021: An application for plan development funding is submitted by the Roseau SWCD to the MN Board of Water and Soil Resources.

  • August 2021: Grant funding is awarded to the Roseau SWCD.

  • September 2021: Local and adjacent local governments  as well as stakeholders are officially notified that the new watershed management plan has been initiated. They are invited to submit comments regarding resource concerns and issues that should be addressed in the plan.

  • October 2021: The Policy Committee meets for the very first time.

  • December 16: The Public Kick-Off Meeting takes place at the Roseau City Center. Comments from the public are recorded. The Citizens Advisory Committee also meets.


​December 2021 Summary

  • March 2022: The Advisory Committee meets for the very first time

March 2022 Summary 

March 3, 2022, AC Report

  • May 2022: The Advisory Committee reviews and makes recommendations on Resource and Issue prioritization. The Policy Committee reviews and approves the Vision Statement and the prioritization of Resources and Issues.

May 5, 2022, AC Report


May 12, 2022, PC Summary

  • July 2022: The Advisory Committee reviews and provides comments on Plan Section 3: Priority Issues and also provides comments and recommendations for Plan Section 4 development of Measurable Goals and Priority Resources.

July 7, 2022, AC Report


  • August 2022: The Policy Committee reviewed and approved Plan Section 3: Priority Issues. The Committee was introduced to Measurable Goals in Plan Section 4. 

August 11, 2022, PC Summary

  • September 2022: The Advisory Committee reviewed the draft goals section and revisions made since August. The Targeted Implementation Schedule (Plan Section 5) was started. This section addresses the plan actions, responsibilities and partners.

  • November 2022: The Advisory Committee went over the revised Targeted Implementation Tables and updated maps for Plan Section 4. Plan Section 5 was discussed at length.  The Policy Committee reviewed updated Plan Section 4 and Plan Section 5. The draft Plan is on schedule to be done by December, when an informal internal plan review will begin.


 November 10, 2022 PC Summary


  • December 2022: The plan approval process was put on fast track. The Policy Committee approved the draft Plan submission to the State of Minnesota.

December 7, 2022 PC Summary

  • The draft Plan was submitted for the official 60-day review by State Agencies and the Roseau River Watershed residents. December 16, 2022 - February 14, 2023

  • January 2023. The Roseau River Watershed Joint Powers Board was formed.

  • March 1, 2023. The Public Hearing was held. The comments submitted during the 60-Day Review were acknowledged. The first JPB Meeting was held afterwards.

  • April 5, 2023. The BWSR North Committee approves the plan for submittal to the full BWSR Board.

  • April 26, 2023. The full BWSR Board approves the Roseau River Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan. The plan is effective for 10 years.

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