Leech Lake River Major Watershed Wraps Stratedy (WRAPS) - Phase 3
The main outcome of Phase III of the project will be the final deliverable of a WRAPS report that will prescribe the restoration and protection strategies for the surface water resources within the Leech Lake River Watershed. The WRAPS will provide the analytical and strategic foundation which will be essential in protecting the surface water resources within this high quality watershed. Along with the development of the WRAPS report, this project will support the development and completion of the MPCA Stressor ID and Watershed Assessment reports to be completed for this watershed. The Civic Engagement (CE) component of this project will also continue from the efforts completed during Phase I & II. To keep stakeholder/citizens informed on the project and to gather important feedback on the watershed, meetings and/or community conversations will be held at key points during this project phase. Finalizing and utilizing the information from the Zonation Modeling process in the WRAPS watershed priority planning efforts along with the continued efforts towards growing the communication network and establishing a watershed identity will also be important CE aspects of this project phase. The ongoing effort of engaging the citizens of the watershed in working together in the long-term protection of some of Minnesota’s finest and most important surface water resources is a vital overall component of this project.