Vermillion River Watershed Management Plan Amendment Proposal

The Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization (VRWJPO) is proposing to amend its Watershed management Plan (Plan) to incorporate updates within the Implementation Plan section. The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) has identified that the proposed amendment can proceed under the minor amendment process identified in Minnesota Rule 8410.0140 Subp.2. The Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Board (VRWJPB) approved the release of the Plan amendment for the required minimum 30-day State agency review on July 28, 2022. VRWJPO will hold a public hearing on the proposed amendment on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 at 1 p.m. in conjunction with the regular meeting of the VRWJPB at the Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center.

The proposed Plan amendment can be found here. Other details regarding what’s being proposed can be found in the cover letter included in the Plan amendment document. Comments related to the proposed amendment should be directed to Travis Thiel, VRWJPO Senior Watershed Specialist, and can be sent via email to or via mail to 4100 220th St. W #103, Farmington, MN 55024. Comments are due back to the VRWJPO by Friday, September 2, 2022 at 4 p.m.