A group of 8 individuals from the Le Sueur River Watershed Network (LRWN) has volunteered to take on the responsibility of steering the network’s efforts to implement projects that support the 7 Steps Toward Cleaner Water and River Health¬†recommended by the LRWN. Some of the Steering Committee members have been active in the LRWN since the beginning in the CAC and TAC, while others have joined during the networking meetings. They come from a diverse set of backgrounds including farming, landowners, recreationists, and water quality researchers, but they all have one thing in common: stake in the Le Sueur River watershed.¬†

They meet bi-monthly, between networking meetings, and reflect on the network meetings to guide the direction of the next one. The goal of the networking meetings is to address current concerns in the watershed, along with provide updates on past, present and future projects in the watershed. The Steering Committee aims to partner or lead on conservation projects that are related to the networks 7 Steps:

    1. More stormwater management and more in-ditch storage
    2. More experimentation and demonstration with temporary water storage
    3. More strategically place buffers and more terraces and more grass waterways
    4. More communication and education among watershed residents
    5. Less red tape
    6. More river channel maintenance of major snags (causing bank erosion or major obstructions)
    7. More streambank and ravine stabilization

Front Row: Gene Scheffert, Becky Waskosky, Don Waskosky, Christina Stueber
Back Row: Paul Davis, Ozzie Arndt, Leon Schoenrock, Mark Bosacker

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