Date: January 21, 2022
To: Local and Agency Representatives in the Chippewa River One Watershed, One Plan Planning Area
From: Pope Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) acting on behalf of the Chippewa River One Watershed, One Plan Partnership
Re: Invitation to Submit Priority Concerns for the Chippewa River One Watershed, One Plan
The Chippewa River Watershed has been selected by the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) for the One Watershed, One Plan program. This program allows counties to transition from county-based water management planning to watershed-based planning. The planning area for the Chippewa River One Watershed, One Plan includes portions of Otter Tail, Grant, Douglas, Stevens, Pope, Swift, Chippewa, and Kandiyohi counties. County and SWCD Boards in each of these counties have entered into a Joint Powers Agreement for the purpose of developing a watershed plan to restore and protect water and soil resources in the Chippewa River Watershed planning area.
The purpose for this notice is to invite all recipients of this notice to submit, within 60 days, any water and soil management issues they feel the process and resulting plan should address (e.g. land use plans or special ordinances, special projects/plans like wastewater facilities, well head protection plans, etc. that could benefit from having a plan connection).
Please submit the requested information (by mail or email) by March 22, 2022 and direct inquiries to:
1680 Franklin Street North
Glenwood, MN 56334
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
A public information kick-off meeting sponsored by the Chippewa River One Watershed, One Plan Partnership will be held in April 2022. Additional information will be distributed when plans are finalized.
Planning area map attached for reference