The Anoka County Water Resource Outreach Collaborative (WROC) is a fledgling partnership formed in 2018 to implement a comprehensive water outreach and engagement program for watershed and city partners in Anoka County, MN.

The purpose of this shared outreach and engagement program is to inform community residents, businesses, staff, and decision-makers about issues affecting local waterbodies and groundwater resources and to engage people in activities and individual behavior changes that will help protect and improve the health of these resources.


Partner Organizations:

  • Anoka Conservation District (host)
  • Anoka County
  • Watershed Management Organizations: Coon Creek Watershed District, Lower Rum River Watershed Management Organization, Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, Rice Creek Watershed District, Sunrise River Watershed Management Organization, Upper Rum River Watershed Management Organization
  • Cities and Townships: Andover, Anoka, Bethel, Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Columbia Heights, Columbus, Coon Rapids, East Bethel, Fridley, Ham Lake, Hilltop, Lexington, Lino Lakes, Linwood Township, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Ramsey, Spring Lake Park, St. Francis

Guiding Principles:

  1. Ensure added value for all partners.
  2. Prioritize activities that will result in measurable impacts to natural resources.
  3. Create shareable, durable, and broadly applicable work products.
  4. Tackle activities of scale beyond the scope of partners to do individually.


To view all documents associated with the Anoka County WROC, click here.

To view the databases of events, trainings, and workshops completed by the Anoka County WROC, click the links below:





Animated Videos:

Our Groundwater Connection

Our Groundwater Connection: Contamination

Our Lakeshore Connection

Part One: Understanding Your Lake
Part Two: Becoming a Lakeshore Steward