Advisory Committee

The Clearwater River Watershed District annually appoints an advisory committee whose purpose is to assist the managers on matters of interest to the District and provide recommendations to the board on District planning and actions. Made up of District residents, the advisory committee plays an integral role in the District's overall structure. MN Statute 103D.331 governs a Watershed District's advisory committee.

Charges of the Advisory Commttee
  1. Advise and assist the managers on all matters affecting the interests of the CRWD
  2. Make recommendations to the managers on all proposed projects and improvements within the CRWD
  3. Elect a chair and recorder from its membership
  4. Establish a meeting schedule and meet at least annually
  5. Consider issues pertinent to the functions and purposes of the CRWD
  6. Review and comment on reports, minutes, activities and proposed CRWD projects
  7. Report to the managers on the general content of the Advisory Committee meetings and recommendations made
  8. Identify water resource issues
  9. Assist in establishing program goals
  10. Assist the managers in considering issues
  11. Serve as a "sounding board" for the managers
  12. Communicate between the CRWD and the community
  13. Carry out District information and education activities
  14. Collect information and data
  15. Generate new ideas and approaches
  16. Carry out any other delegated responsibilities from the managers
Advisory Committee Members

Ron Graham, Member
Ron Graham lives on Clear Lake

Phil Haataja, Member
Phil Haataja lives on Lake Marie

Orv Jonsrud, Chair
Orv Jonsrud lives on Cedar Lake

Ron Kuechle, Member
Maine Prairie Township Supvervisor, lives near Watkins, MN

Keith Sadowsky, Member
Keith Sadowsky owns property on Lake Augusta

John Sedey, Member
John Sedey lives on Pleasant Lake

Rose Thelen, Member
Clearwater Township Supervisor, lives near Clearwater, MN

Doug Triplett, Member
Albion Township Treasurer, lives near Annandale, MN

Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

December 19th, 2017
June 20th, 2017
March 21st, 2017


December 13th, 2016
September 27th, 2016
June 21st, 2016
March 15th, 2016


December 15th, 2015
September 22nd, 2015
June 30th, 2015
March 17th, 2015


December 16th, 2014
September 16th, 2014
June 17th, 2014
March 18th, 2014


December 17th, 2013
September 17th, 2013
June 18th, 2013
March 19th, 2013


December 18th, 2012
September 18th, 2012
August 14th, 2012
June 26th, 2012
May 29th, 2012
February 23rd, 2012