In August 2020 the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources selected the Le Sueur River Watershed for a One Watershed, One Plan (1W1P) planning grant to create a comprehensive watershed management plan. The goal of 1W1P is to align local water planning on major watershed boundaries with state strategies towards prioritized, targeted and measurable implementation plans.
The process is locally led through a Policy Committee composed of one elected official from each of the eight participating local government units within the watershed. The Le Sueur River Watershed planning partnership includes Blue Earth County, Blue Earth Soil and Water Conservation District, Waseca County, Waseca Soil and Water Conservation District, Faribault County, Faribault Soil and Water Conservation District, Freeborn County, Freeborn Soil and Water Conservation District. The planning process will also involve a broad range of stakeholders and public engagement activities.