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Itasca County To Be Recognized For Effective Use Of Legacy Funding

For Immediate Release Press Release July 21, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS – Conservation Minnesota and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts will soon recognize Itasca County for its effective use of Legacy funds to make the region better. At the June 24 county … Continue reading

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Duluth Recognized For Effective Use Of Legacy Funding

For Immediate Release Press Release July 21, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS – Conservation Minnesota and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts today recognized the city of Duluth for its effective use of Legacy funds to make the entire region better. At the July … Continue reading

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Minnetonka To Be Recognized For Wise Use Of Legacy Funds

For Immediate Release Press Release July 21, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS – Conservation Minnesota and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts today will recognize the City of Minnetonka for its effective use of Legacy funds to make the city a better place. At … Continue reading

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Climate Change Weather Patterns Disarming

Climate Change Weather Patterns Disarming

Unlike the droughts that are plaguing California, Texas and other parts of the West, Minnesotans know very well how “water rich” we are this summer. The lush greenery of our foliage and the high water marks of our lakes and … Continue reading

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A Man, His Dogs, and Minnesota’s Future

A Man, His Dogs, and Minnesota’s Future

Once in a while, a book comes along that speaks from Minnesota’s heart and helps us understand why we care so much about protecting our homeland. This year, that book is Sled Dogs to Saint Paul, authored by Frank Moe.  … Continue reading

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Triclosan & Triclocarban: Toxic Soap = Toxic Waters

Triclosan & Triclocarban: Toxic Soap = Toxic Waters

Kathleen Schuler, MPH, Healthy Kids and Families Program Director, Co-Director Healthy Legacy A new report http://www.cela.ca/triclosan-and-triclocarban released by the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and Clean Production Action (CPA) highlights the hazards of triclosan and triclocarban, chemicals commonly used as … Continue reading

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Healthy Jobs for a Healthy Economy

Healthy Jobs for a Healthy Economy

The Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB) recently approved a $21.2 million loan to Segetis, a green chemistry company, to build a $106 million plant in Hoyt Lakes, MN. This investment will pay off in new economic development, including … Continue reading

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Choosing Lake Management Tools or Pixie Dust

Choosing Lake Management Tools or Pixie Dust

Lake managers have many techniques and technologies available to choose from.  More and more, lake managers and our clients confront situations where newer techniques and technologies make unsubstantiated or unrealistic claims of efficacy, scientific basis, safety or lack verifiable field … Continue reading

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Bio-Control: Using Nature to Fight Nature

Bio-Control: Using Nature to Fight Nature

Often in our lives we hear the phrase, “Ignorance is bliss.” When it comes to invasive species, I think that truer words have never been uttered. Having worked with invasive species (by which I mean non-native vegetation) for much of … Continue reading

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The Fight For Independence (from aquatic invasive species)

The Fight For Independence (from aquatic invasive species)

The rules are basic. The less water, plant and animal life we move between lakes, the lower our risk of jeopardizing the health of the lakes we love. Continue reading

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Sand Trucks And The St. Croix

One of the prettiest drives near the metro area is along the beautiful St. Croix river on Highway 95 from Stillwater to Taylors Falls.  The latter is a very scenic town settled on hillsides, adjacent to Minnesota’s second state park, … Continue reading

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Thank you for supporting parks and trails in Minnesota!

We are delighted to let you know that, with the support of Governor Dayton and the Legislature, Minnesota’s parks and trails will be receiving over $53 million through this year’s bonding bill. This critical funding includes: -$17.7 million for trail … Continue reading

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Minneapolis Recognized For City’s Effective Use Of Legacy Funding

MINNEAPOLIS – Conservation Minnesota and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts today recognized the City of Minneapolis for taking advantage of Legacy funds to make the city a better place. At the June 13 Minneapolis city council meeting, the organizations presented the … Continue reading

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Minnesota’s Toxic Free Kids Act – Who Could Vote Against It?

Minnesota’s Toxic Free Kids Act – Who Could Vote Against It?

Minnesota’s Toxic Free Kids Act – Who Could Vote Against It? By Kathleen Schuler, Healthy Kids and Families Program Director, Conservation Minnesota and Co-Director Healthy Legacy Minnesota came close to passing the Toxic Free Kids Act (TFKA) in 2014. Close, … Continue reading

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A Lake Manager’s Notebook: Sewage Stinks

Recent headlines about the City of Mound releasing sewage into lake Minnetonka sent shivers to our community of lake lovers. Sewage in lakes – that stinks! Continue reading

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