Thank you for visiting the website for the Vadnais Lake Area Water Management Organization
VLAWMO’s mission is to protect and enhance the water resources within the watershed. Activities we work on include water quality monitoring, education and outreach projects, wetland protection, and water quality enhancement projects.
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 Lake, Gem Lake, Vadnais Heights, Lino Lakes, and White Bear Township.
The watershed approach to protecting our vital water resources has become the primary approach across the country. Since water flows across political boundaries, partnerships among local governments, regional, state and federal agencies are vital. Because Vadnais Lake is used as the drinking water reservoir for the City of St. Paul VLAWMO often partners with the St. Paul Regional Water Service (SPRWS) on many water quality monitoring and improvement projects. Click here to learn more about projects VLAWMO and SPRWS have worked on recently.
VLAWMO is governed by a Board of Directors and has a Technical Commission and Watershed Action Volunteer network.
The next Board of Directors meeting will be the 23rd of April immediately following the 6pm Strategic Planning Workshop. The next Technical Commission meeting will be March 14 th at 7:30am. All meetings are held at Vadnais Heights City Hall. Agendas and minutes are posted on the website as soon as they are available.
To learn more about the organization and governance of VLAWMO, click here.