See below for reports, monitoring, and budget information.
Watershed management organizations are required by the State of Minnesota to compile water management plans and annual reports. These are submitted to the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources each year. Additional annual reports from years past are available by request.
Financial reports and management letters are completed annually by an independent auditor. It is the auditor's responsibility to review financial records of VLAWMO to develop a professional opinion of accounting correctness within the organization. Additional finance information is available by request.
Water policies and guidelines for development and construction projects. See our Wetland Conservation Act page for more resources in this area.
Environmental surveys are conducted periodically to assist in wetland health assessment. The presence of biotic indicators (mammals, amphibians, etc.) are a reflection of the health and function of a natural resource, and can assist in identifying assets, issues, or needs to be addressed in the watershed.
Bacteria surveys help us understand trends and points of potential concern regarding what's flowing into waterbodies.
VLAWMO’s regular water quality monitoring program includes nutrient sampling on 6 Lambert Creek sites and nutrient sampling on 12 of the Vadnais Lake Area Watershed lakes. Nutrients and pollutants sampled for data include total phosphorus, chlorophyll-A, soluble-reactive phosphorus, iron, total nitrogen, nitrate, total suspended solids, and chloride. The monitoring season spans from May to September. Additional monitoring reports from years past are available by request.