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Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
Mission Statement
The mission of the MWMO is to lead, and to foster stewardship of the watershed with actions that promote civic ownership and responsibility and through measures that achieve diverse and functional ecosystems.

Organization Information
Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
2522 Marshall Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 465-8780

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Bimonthly, on the second Tuesday, from 3:00-5:00 PM (unless otherwise noted on MWMO website)

Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
2522 Marshall Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Member Requirements

Size: Eight members representing the cities of Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Fridley, Columbia Heights, Hilltop, Saint Anthony Village, Lauderdale and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. One member and one alternate are appointed to represent each member organization.

Saint Paul Residency: Residency within the Mississippi Water Management Organization’s area is required. Only the northwest corner of Saint Paul lies within the MWMO.

Term: Three years

Member Inquiries
Saint Paul Contact:
Anne Weber, Civil Engineer

(651) 266-6245

MWMO Contact:
Douglas Snyder, Executive Director

(612) 746-4971

WMO Powers & Duties
Water Management Organizations strive to:
  • Preserve and use natural water storage and retention systems, which will provide opportunities to reduce public expenditures to control excessive volume and rates of runoff
  • Improve water quality
  • Prevent flooding and erosion
  • Promote groundwater replacement
  • Protect and enhance wildlife habitat and water recreational facilities

Water Management Organizations are charged with:
  • Overseeing compliance of local water management plans with the watershed management plan and amending the plans as needed
  • Providing a forum for settling inter-community disputes
  • Establishing capital improvement programs as needed

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