Interested in improving the water quality of our local lakes and rivers?


SFL is seeking two residents interested in serving as a primary or alternate Board Member for the Lower Mississippi River Watershed Management Organization (LMRWMO). The Board plays a crucial role in decision making for water and storm water related issues in the watershed, determines organizational priorities, establishes LMRWMO policies, and identifies water resource education opportunities. Qualified candidates will have enthusiasm for the mission and interest in advancing their knowledge about water conservation and best practices. A background in water resources is not necessary to participate.


Located in northern Dakota County and southern Ramsey County, the LMRWMO covers 55.8 square miles and is comprised of seven member cities:Sunfish Lake, Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale, Mendota Heights, St. Paul, South St. Paul, and West St. Paul.


The Board meets monthly (except January and July) on the second Wednesday of the month at 3:00 pm. Meetings are currently held virtually but eventually will return to rotating through the member City Hall locations. Board members will be asked for their input related to:

  • Protection or improvement of surface water resources (wetlands, lakes, rivers)
  • Management and treatment of storm water
  • Education and outreach programs or opportunities to educate watershed residents on their role in improving water quality
  • Policies the LMRWMO should consider with regards to watershed management


Interested residents should contact Patti O’Leary, current board member at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Also, see the LMRWMO website:




We are a small community proud of our heritage and committed to the preservation of our pristine, rural character. We cherish our privacy, yet know we are part of a thriving Dakota County and the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area. With these partnerships in mind, we strive to preserve that unique spirit which is Sunfish Lake, Minnesota.