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Welcome to VLAWMO
For a larger image, go to WATERSHED MAPS. Thank you for visiting the website for the Vadnais Lake Area Water Management Organization

VLAWMO’s mission is to protect and enhance the water resources within the watershed. Activities we work on include water quality monitoring, education and outreach projects, wetland protection, and water quality enhancement projects.

VLAWMO covers approximately 25 square miles in the northeast metropolitan area. The watershed encompasses the City of North Oaks and portions of the Cities of White Bear Lake, Gem Lake, Vadnais Heights, Lino Lakes, and White Bear Township.

The watershed approach to protecting our vital water resources has become the primary approach across the country. Since water flows across political boundaries, partnerships among local governments, regional, state and federal agencies are vital. Because Vadnais Lake is used as the drinking water reservoir for the City of St. Paul VLAWMO often partners with the St. Paul Regional Water Service (SPRWS) on many water quality monitoring and improvement projects. Click here to learn more about projects VLAWMO and SPRWS have worked on recently.


VLAWMO is governed by a Board of Directors and has a Technical Commission and Watershed Action Volunteer network.

 

Upcoming Meetings

The next Board of Directors meeting will be the 23rd of April immediately following the 6pm Strategic Planning Workshop. The next Technical Commission meeting will be April 11 th at 7:30am. All meetings are held at Vadnais Heights City Hall. Agendas and minutes are posted on the website as soon as they are available. The Policy and Personnel committee will meet April 3rd, 4pm, Vadnais Heights City Hall.

To learn more about the organization and governance of VLAWMO, click here.

What's New
Spring Workshop Dates!!
Join us for our spring workshops which will discuss healthy lawn care, raingardens, shoreline restorations and how you can help protect our precious groundwater resources, lakes and streams for generations to come. April 16 - 6:30-8:30pm: Introduction to Raingardens April 30 - 6:30-8:30pm: Shoreline Restoration May 14 - 6:30-8:30pm: Design and Installation of Raingardens May 21 - 6:30-8pm: Maintenance of Raingardens and Shoreline Restoration All classes will be held in the training room at the South Fire Station in Vadnais Heights, right next door to Vadnais Heights City Hall on County Road E. Contact Kristine at 651-204-6074 or via email at kristine.jenson@vlawmo.org to register.
Click here for more information!
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TMDL Report Now Available
The VLAWMO TMDL Report for Lambert Creek, and East Goose, West Goose, Gilfillan, Wilkinson, and Gem Lakes has been sent to the EPA for final approval. You can view the report below.
TMDL Final Draft 2013
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VLAWMO Performance Review Report
The Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) recently completed a Level II Performance Review of VLAWMO.
Click here to read the PDF of the report. Click here to read the PDF of the report.
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VLAWMO 2013 Monitoring Report

2013 Monitoring Report 2013 Monitoring Report
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Goose Lake Fish Survey

Follow the link below to view the Goose Lake Fish Survey. Steve McComas of Blue Water Science along with VLAWMO staff completed the survey this past July. Very interesting results. Take a look.

http://vlawmo.org/planning.cfm?ID=134&PID=97&siteID=1&CatID=5

 


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VLAWMO GIS Quick Reference Guide
You can access the VLAWMO GIS site using the link on the top right hand side of the VLAWMO home page (above). The Link is right above the Facebook link. This cheat sheet (below) is a quick reference guide of the different functions on the GIS site.
GIS Reference Guide GIS Reference Guide
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2013 Community Blue Report
As required by the MN Board of Soil and Water Resources (BWSR), VLAWMO must produce an annual report describing work completed and expenses incurred for grants received from BWSR.
2013 Community Blue Report 2013 Community Blue Report
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2013 Central Middle School Swale Report
As required by the MN Board of Soil and Water Resources (BWSR), VLAWMO must produce an annual report describing work completed and expenses incurred for grants received from BWSR.
2013 Central Middle School Report 2013 Central Middle School Report
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2012 Community Blue Report
As required by the MN Board of Soil and Water Resources (BWSR), VLAWMO must produce an annual report describing work completed and expenses incurred for grants received from BWSR.
2012 Community Blue Report 2012 Community Blue Report
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2012 Central Middle School Swale Report
As required by the MN Board of Soil and Water Resources (BWSR), VLAWMO must produce an annual report describing work completed and expenses incurred for grants received from BWSR.
2012 Central Middle School Report 2012 Central Middle School Report
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Join the WAV !
Each year Vadnais Lake Area Water Management Organization seeks individuals to serve on its Watershed Action Volunteers (WAV) committee. Serving as a WAV member is a great way to help protect and preserve the lakes and wetlands within your community. WAV members participate in a variety of watershed projects from monitoring to working with local PreK-12 youth programs. Writers, artists, gardeners, parents, thinkers, and doers, all are needed and welcome!
For more information & to learn about the different ways you can help please contact: Vanessa Strong at Vanessa.Strong@vlawmo.org or (651)204-6070
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