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Le Sueur River 
Watershed Network


he Le Sueur River Watershed Network exists to encourage collaboration, empower citizens, and nurture a land stewardship ethic amongst those that live, work and recreate in the watershed.


The Le Sueur River Watershed Network is a citizen-led watershed group in south central Minnesota. Since 2013, a group of citizen leaders and conservation partners in the Le Sueur River Watershed have been helping to support efforts to promote cleaner water and improved watershed health. ​Learn more about the history of the group, the Citizen Advisory Committee, and their Seven Recommendations to improve quality of life in the watershed. Learn more about the group's focus areas of education, soil health, water storage, and subwatershed planning.



Le Sueur River 
One Watershed, One Plan

The Le Sueur River Watershed One Watershed, One Plan (1W1P), a comprehensive watershed management plan, was recently completed for the watershed.  The goal of 1W1P is to align local water planning on major watershed boundaries with state strategies towards prioritized, targeted and measurable implementation plans. Learn  more about the plan:

Soil Health Initiative

The Le Sueur River Watershed Network farmer leaders and conservation partners have developed a cover crop incentive program to increase adoption of cover crops and other soil health practices in the watershed. Learn more about the soil health initiative

We are Water Minnesota Exhibit 

The Le Sueur River Watershed Network partnered with Blue Earth County Historical Society to bring the We are Water Exhibit to Mankato in 2020. The We Are Water MN traveling exhibit examines water issues statewide and in local communities through personal stories, histories, and scientific information. Several Network Steering Committee members water stories are highlighted online. This was a collaborative project with the Minnesota Humanities Center, the MPCA, National Endowment for the Humanities, Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment and statewide partners. You can hear their stories and others here: 

Get Involved

Learn more about the Network and regional conservation partners and how you can support local efforts to improve quality of life in the Le Sueur River Watershed.


Video about the formation of the
Le Sueur River Watershed Network

Video about Le Sueur River Watershed Network Leaders: 
Our Ties to the Land & Water

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