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Vermillion River Watershed Powers Organization
Weigh in on the watershed

The Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization is looking for public input on draft goals and objectives that are the framework for the next 10-year plan to improve water quality and overall health of the watershed.

The public will have three opportunities to attend a “community conversation” workshop, scheduled from 6–8 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Nov. 19 at Pleasant Hill Library, 1490 S. Frontage Road, Hastings
  • Dec. 3 at the Scott County Library, 110 J. Roberts Way, Elko New Market
  • Dec. 11 at the Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, 4100 220th St., Farmington

Community conversations offer an opportunity for people living in the watershed to express their views about water resource issues and priorities that the Joint Powers Organization Board will consider as the watershed plan is developed.

Each meeting will include discussions of water resource goals and objectives based on previous conversations with individuals and groups. Receive the draft framework prior to the meetings by downloading it from, emailing or calling 952-891-7000.

Twenty communities and townships in central Dakota County and eastern Scott County are completely or partially included in the Vermillion River Watershed. To learn more or find out if you reside within the watershed, visit