Carlton County Enhanced Targeted Civic Engagement for the Nemadji Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS)
This project builds on past successful civic engagement efforts and will focus in on critical problem areas, to both identify the contributing areas of pollutant and also outreach to identify the most likely landowner contacts and engagements for continued success in the watershed. Field monitoring will refine what is currently known about pollutant inputs. Several outreach events will target specific landowner groups to provide forums on best management practices in forestry management and lakeshore/riparian stream buffer management. The project goal is to continue the Nemadji Watershed on a path to a healthier watershed with increased public awareness, increased technical agency partnerships, and prioritized and targeted implementation for better water quality. This work also supports efforts to move the Nemadji Watershed towards a local water management plan update via the Board of Soil and Water Resources (BWSR) One Watershed One Plan process in upcoming years.