Project Resources

This page has resources for individuals and organizations working to develop or complete projects to protect and improve water quality, habitat, and natural resources. The resources can be a reference for Stewardship Fund, Capital Project, Minnesota Water Steward projects, or other project types.

Promoting Your Project

The tools below will help you promote your project while correctly giving MWMO funding credit.

MWMO Brand Style Guide

MWMO Brand Style Guide Cover Page

The MWMO’s Brand Style Guide includes information on appropriate use of the MWMO’s logo, typeface, colors, interpretive sign templates, and other design elements. It is intended for use by partners, grantees, graphic designers, members of the news media, and MWMO staff.

MWMO Brand Style Guide
(PDF, 9 MB, 32 pages)

MWMO Funding Credit Guidelines

When communicating about your project, whether through the web, social media or printed materials, please acknowledge the MWMO’s contribution by crediting us as a funder or partner on the project.

For example, if you’re putting out a news release or event flyer related to your project, you might include a statement like “Funding for this project was provided by the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization.”

If there is an appropriate space to put our logo and/or website address (mwmo.org), please consider adding those too.

If you have questions about how to properly credit the MWMO in your communications or educational materials, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

MWMO Logo

MWMO logo

This is the standard, service-marked MWMO logo that may be used to provide recognition to the MWMO where appropriate.

JPEG – Small (424 x 505, RGB, 72 dpi, 87 KB)

JPEG – Large (1763 x 2100, RGB, 300 dpi, 400 KB)

The MWMO logo is also available in alternative file formats, layouts and colors that may be suitable for special uses. Contact the MWMO’s communications principal if you need access to these files.

Photo Release Waivers

When taking photos or videos of people, it’s important to get their permission first, and to clearly communicate who you are, why you’re capturing their image, and for what purposes it might be used.

Although it may not be necessary in all cases, we encourage our grantees and partners to get a signed photo release waiver from anyone who appears in photos or videos related to an MWMO-funded project. Here are the MWMO’s own photo release waiver forms, which you may download and use at your discretion:

When holding a large public gathering or event, it’s also a good practice to post a sign or two letting people know that a photographer is present. Here’s an example of a simple sign you might use:

Stock Photos

Below are links where you can find photos to use in presentations, educational materials, or project-related communications.

Please respect photographers’ copyrights. We strongly encourage the use of photos that are marked as being in the public domain or licensed through Creative Commons.

Feel free to reach out to us with any questions about photo permissions.

Minnesota-Specific Photos*

*Please credit photos to the appropriate agency.

Free Stock Photo Sources**

**Note: The MWMO does not endorse companies, products, or photographers. These links are provided only as a resource. There are many other stock photography sources.

Working with Consultants and Contractors

These resources may help your project run more smoothly.

Tips for Working with Consultants and Contractors
(PDF, 0.2 MB, 2 pages)

Maintenance Plan

This resource will help you develop a plan to ensure the long-term function of your project.

Maintenance Plan Development Guidance (PDF, 0.1 MB, 2 pages)