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: https://www.co.waseca.mn.us/438/LeSueur-River-One-Watershed-One-Plan
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: https://mnhum.org/event/mankato-we-are-water-mn/
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: https://mnhum.org/water/.