2025 Plan Update

2025 Watershed Management Plan Development

The Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission (BCWMC) is updating its Watershed Management Plan to guide programs and projects to address challenges and meet measurable goals from 2025 to 2035. Development of a 10-year plan is a great opportunity to take a step back and assess where the organization has been and where it’s going; to evaluate what’s been working well and where challenges remain. This page offers a one-stop-shop for information and documents related to the plan development process. For more information contact BCWMC Administrator Laura Jester at 952-270-1990 or laura.jester@keystonewaters.com. To access the current 2015 Watershed Plan, click HERE.


If you didn't get a chance to answer our survey last year, you're in luck! At the request of residents, we reopened the survey. Click HERE to give us your thoughts.


On February 28, 2023 BCWMC commissioners, staff, and technical advisory committee members connected with dozens watershed residents and partners to discuss the BCWMC's current work, challenging issues, and future priorities. We learned a lot from that event and look forward to future opportunities for engagement. Find the information presented at the open house HERE (11 MB), or view the slide show with photos of our waters, projects, and people HERE (10 MB).

Equity in Watershed Management Workshop

In April 2022, the BCWMC held a workshop to learn how equity principles (like diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA)) can be incorporated and addressed within watershed management. The event featured speakers from multiple organizations and small group discussions.

Plan Steering Committee Meetings & Workshops

July 11, 2022 Workshop Agenda and Materials

May 24, 2023 Plan Steering Committee: Approved May Meeting Notes | Agenda | Plan Schedule | Summary of Input | Plymouth Survey Data | 2021 Performance Assessment | Gaps Analysis

Presentation from May Meeting

July 11, 2023 Plan Steering Committee: Approved July Meeting Notes | Agenda | Draft May Meeting Notes | Process Flowchart Graphic | Draft Plan Table of Contents | Initial Issues List | Full Packet

August 1, 2023 Plan Steering Committee: Approved August Meeting Notes | Agenda and Materials

August 17, 2023 Commission Workshop to Prioritize Issues: Plan Steering Committee Recommendations

September 7, 2023 Plan Steering Committee: Approved Sept Meeting Notes | Agenda | Draft August 1st Meeting Notes | Draft Issue Statement & Goals

October 4, 2023 Plan Steering Committee: Approved Oct Meeting Notes | Agenda | Draft Sept 7 Meeting Notes | Phase 3 Calendar | Tabular Issues & Goals

November 1, 2023 Plan Steering Committee: Agenda | Draft Oct 4 Meeting Notes | Draft Waterbody & Watershed Quality Issues and Goals

December 6, 2023 Plan Steering Committee: Agenda | Draft Nov 1 Meeting Notes | Draft Waterbody & Watershed Quality Issues and Goals | Draft Land & Water Resource Inventory

Initial Input from State and Local Agencies

MN Board of Water & Soil Resources | MN Department of Natural Resources | MN Pollution Control Agency | Metropolitan Council | Hennepin County | Three Rivers Park District

City and Administrative Documents