Welcome to the Le Sueur River Watershed Network

The Le Sueur River Watershed is located in south central Minnesota and drains 711,838 acres of farmland, cities, grasslands, and parks. The headwaters of the Le Sueur River is in northern Freeborn County and meets the Blue Earth River near Mankato. Eventually the water drained from the watershed reaches the Minnesota River, and flows downstream to the Mississippi River.

The Le Sueur River Watershed Network exists to encourage collaboration, empower citizens and nurture a land stewardship ethic amongst those that live, work and recreate in the watershed. The Network is guided by recommendations developed by their Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) over a series of meetings from January-May 2013 and ratified by the rest of the Network. The recommendations are described in the Seven Steps Towards Cleaner Water and River Health that were developed by Le Sueur River Watershed farmers and citizens.