Central Minnesota Water Education Alliance (CMWEA)
Central Minnesota Water Education Alliance (CMWEA) is a coalition of central Minnesota cities, counties and other organizations that provides educational outreach to promote water quality stewardship. The mission of CMWEA is to develop and implement educational programs that encourage individuals in Central Minnesota to protect water resources by increasing their knowledge and making simple behavior changes. By working in concert, the members of CMWEA are able to provide a consistent water quality educational message in a cost-effective manner.
Current CMWEA members include the cities of Cold Spring, Melrose, Paynesville, Richmond, Rockville, St. Cloud, St. Joseph, Sartell, Sauk Rapids and Waite Park; Stearns County; St. Joseph and Le Sauk townships; Sauk River Chain of Lakes and Koronis Lake associations; the Upper Mississippi River Source Water Protection Project, Sauk River Watershed District, Stearns County Soil & Water Conservation District and the Minnesota Rural Water Association. Other communities and organizations interested in joining CMWEA are welcome.