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One Watershed, One Plan

The Pomme de Terre River watershed is one of seven participating areas in the second round of One Watershed, One Plan (1W1P) projects approved by the Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources (BWSR). 1W1P allows local governments charged with water management responsibility to organize and develop a comprehensive management plan based on a watershed scale. Currently, The Pomme de Terre Joint Powers Board (JPB) refers to many priorities, actions, and projects from six different county water management plans to make decisions about prioritizing project funds. As a result of this planning process and collaborating with local, state, and public members of the watershed area the JPB will be able to utilize a single documents that will further pinpoint the current collaborative efforts by prioritizing, targeting, and measuring goals agreed upon. The proposed comprehensive document will ultimately ease the process of prioritizing projects and sharing funds among LGUs.

News and Updates

01/01/2018 – By the end of 2017 the Pomme de Terre Watershed completed 4 Planning Committee meetings, 2 Citizen Advisory Committee meetings, and 2 Public meetings involving interactive education and discussion. Moving into 2018, the Pomme de Terre has moved into the Planning stage of 1W1P where committees will analysis and prioritize issues and establish goals for the watershed. All meeting minutes and summaries to date have been posted.

10/2/2017 – Local Waters Conversations & Open House! (Link). Join us on October 23rd or October 26th, 2017 for our public Local Waters Conversations & Open House event! Learn more about One Watershed, One Plan and help provide public input that will help us create our implementation plan! Check out the flyer (Link above) for more information

9/19/2017 – Take Our Survey! (CLOSED -1/1/2018) . An important piece of the One Watershed, One Plan planning process is public input on our water resources. Our survey takes about 15 – 20 minutes and is anonymous. Take our survey online by clicking the link above or a physical copy can be printed and mailed at the link HERE.

7/12/2017 – The Pomme de Terre Watershed planning area held their first Planning Committee meeting. 60-day Comment period has ended and responses can be found under “Plan Notification Comments”

Planning Committee

The Planning Committee made up of local SWCDs, county representatives, and state agency representatives. Their purpose is to make recommendations on the plan contents and plan Implementation to the Policy Committee. The Planning Committee will meet once a month on the first Wednesday of each month throughout the planning process.

Meetings

Citizens Advisory Committee & Public Meetings

The Pomme de Terre Watershed is adding two citizen advisory committees to the One Watershed, One Plan planning process. A North committee (West Otter Tail, Grant, and Douglas) and South committee (Stevens, Swift, and Big Stone) will consist of representatives from Agriculture, Sportsman Clubs, City, townships, Lake organizations, and at-large members across the watershed planning area. PdTRA will also host public meetings throughout the planning process to gain input from local community members.

Meetings

Policy Committee

The Policy Committee is made up of SWCD supervisors and County Commissioners with the Pomme de Terre Watershed Boundaries, these same members serve as the Joint Powers Board of the Pomme de Terre River Association. Their purposes is to make final decisions about the content of the plan and its submittal and regarding expenditure of funds allocated for plan development. The Policy Committee will meet on the second Friday of each month throughout plan development.

Meetings

see Board Meetings