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Watershed Plan Kick-off 10-22-13

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 11:20pm

Vermillion River
Watershed Joint Powers
Organization (VRWJPO)
Public Meeting and Open House on Update of the 10-Year Watershed Plan
Notice is hereby given that the Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization (VRWJPO) will hold a public meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at the Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, 4100 220th Street West, Farmington, Conference Room 1 and 2, to discuss watershed management issues and priorities that stakeholders and the public want addressed in the 2015 update of the VRWJPO Watershed Plan. A presentation and discussion will take place from 3:00-4:30 p.m., followed by an open house until 6:00 p.m. to allow interested parties to find out more about the watershed\'s current goals and activities.
Stakeholders from cities, townships, state agencies, and other groups were requested by mail to submit issues and priorities to the VRWJPO by September 15, 2013. A summary of the issues and priorities identified to date will be provided during the meeting. Interested parties are encouraged to bring their questions, ideas, and concerns about water management to the meeting or open house. The feedback will be documented and used to develop the next generation Watershed Plan. Special accommodations at the public meeting can be obtained by contacting Katherine Carlson at 952-891-7086 or by email at katherine.carlson@co.dakota.mn.us.
Agencies, groups, or persons attending the public meeting or open house will have the opportunity to provide written or oral comments. Prior to the public meeting, written comments may be addressed to the VRWJPO, 14955 Galaxie Avenue, Apple Valley, MN 55124, or emailed to VRWJPO administrator (Dakota County) Mark Zabel at mark.zabel@co.dakota.mn.us or co-administrator (Scott County) Melissa Bokman at mbokman@co.scott.mn.us.
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