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The 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.

One Watershed, One Plan

The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources selected the Le Sueur River Watershed for a One Watershed, One Plan (1W1P) planning grant to create a comprehensive watershed management plan.  The goal of 1W1P is to align local water planning on major watershed boundaries with state strategies towards prioritized, targeted and measurable implementation plans. The plan is currently being developed. Learn more:


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 (October 22–Monday, December 21, 2020). The We Are Water MN traveling exhibit examines water issues statewide and in local communities through personal stories, histories, and scientific information. It strengthens Minnesotans’ relationships with water, exposes visitors to new perspectives, and increases participation in water stewardship activities. Learn more:

Several of the Le Sueur River Watershed Network Steering Committee members have shared their water stories online through 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:

Subwatershed Projects

Hear about statewide policies, field days, meetings, and research impacting to the Le Sueur River Watershed. 

Get Involved

Learn how you can support local efforts in the Le Sueur River Watershed.

7 Recommendations

These recommendations were developed by the Le Sueur River Watershed Network Citizen Advisory Committee over a series of meetings from January-May 2013. They describe steps towards cleaner water and river health in the Le Sueur River Watershed.


Since European settlement, the watershed has seen changes in cover type and precipitation patterns. Watershed residents are concerned over the natural resources, including surface and ground water, in-channel stability, erosion, sedimentation, nutrients, and stormwater.

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