Watershed Districts

Vadnais Heights is in the watersheds of the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District (RWMWD) and the Vadnais Lake Area Water Management Organization (VLAWMO).

Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District (RWMWD)

The Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District (RWMWD) is a special purpose governmental unit responsible for protecting the water resources of the watershed, located in the eastern portion of Ramsey County and the western edge of Washington County, Minnesota. The RWMWD also includes all or part of 12 cities in Ramsey and Washington Counties: These cities include St. Paul, Woodbury, Oakdale, Landfall, North St. Paul, Maplewood, Little Canada, White Bear Lake, Vadnais Heights, Gem Lake, Shoreview and Roseville. Learn more about RWMWD at www.rwmwd.org.

Vadnais Lake Area Water Management Organization (VLAWMO)

VLAWMO was formed in 1983 to protect the Vadnais Lake watershed area in northern Ramsey County and a small portion of Anoka County, Minnesota. VLAWMO covers approximately 25 square miles in the northeast metropolitan area. The watershed encompasses the City of North Oaks, and portions of the Cities of White Bear LakeGem LakeVadnais HeightsLino Lakes, and White Bear Township. VLAWMO’s mission is to protect and enhance the water resources within the watershed. Activities they work on include water quality monitoring, education and outreach projects, wetland protection, and water quality enhancement projects. Learn more about VLAWMO at www.vlawmo.org.

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