Monday, January 13, 2014

Gather at the Community Confluence: Where Conversations Meet

We invite you to a public event, Community Confluence: Where Conversations Meet to be held on Thursday, January 30 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 at Maplewood Community Center (Room C and D) at 2100 White Bear Avenue in Maplewood. This gathering is being planned by Ramsey Washington Metro Watershed District for citizens, organizations and city and agency representatives.

A word cloud illustrating what community members said they value most.

We’ve collected your concerns and solutions related to lakes, rivers and wetlands in Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District at our Community Conversations meetings held this fall in Maplewood, Shoreview and Woodbury and through e-mails, letters, phone calls and social media. Staff and our consultants spent many hours compiling your comments and input. Now it’s time to prioritize those issues and suggested actions to guide us in preparing our ten year watershed district management plan. The input you provide will be presented to the Board of Managers and Watershed Staff to help them develop the plan over the next year and a half. The following issues/actions represent what we heard from you. They fall into eight main categories. These include:

  • Educate and Involve Citizens
  • Manage the Organization Effectively
  • Promote Quality Surface Water
  • Achieve Healthy Ecosystems
  • Provide for Flood Control
  • Sustain Quality Groundwater
  • Promote Innovative Development and Redevelopment
  • Support Recreational Access to Water Resources

Come and listen to a summary of the input we’ve received and join in the prioritizing process using an activity called DotMocracy. We welcome and value your input and encourage you to attend. Please invite anyone else you think would be interested in participating. Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP at or just come!

Here is a link to a summary of the input we've collected to date:  

We hope you can make it on January 30th!  We look forward to seeing you.
For more information please contact Sage Passi, Watershed Education Specialist
at or 651-792-7958

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