Minnesota statute dictates that all watershed units in the Twin Cities metro area must adopt a watershed management plan. Each Watershed Plan sets goals for the next 10 years.
Currently, the VRWJPO is following the 2016-2025 Vermillion River Watershed Management Plan. The plan includes a range of actions to protect and improve surface water and groundwater quality in the watershed. It also features an overview of the watershed’s physical and biological conditions and water quality.
The Vermillion River Watershed Standards were updated in September 2019. Updates focused primarily on the requirements for construction site erosion and sediment controls.