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Winter 2014 Newsletter: Your Priorities, Our Mission

Winter 2014 Newsletter: Your Priorities, Our Mission

There are more than 10,000 good reasons to love Minnesota. What’s yours? At Conservation Minnesota, your reasons matter. Continue reading

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Winter 2014 Newsletter: Rochester Citizens Choose Clean Energy

Winter 2014 Newsletter: Rochester Citizens Choose Clean Energy

We recently surveyed people in Rochester to see what they thought about several, energy related, topics. The results showed us that there is strong support for clean energy and conservation initiatives in the community. Continue reading

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Winter 2014 Newsletter: Meet the Outdoor Heritage Fund

Winter 2014 Newsletter: Meet the Outdoor Heritage Fund

One-third of the Amendment’s revenue goes to the Outdoor Heritage Fund which supports projects that protect, enhance, and restore Minnesota’s wildlife habitat. The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council, led by citizens and legislators, makes recommendations on how to allocate the funds. Continue reading

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Winter 2014 Newsletter: Over 50,000 Minnesotans

Winter 2014 Newsletter: Over 50,000 Minnesotans

It is tremendously gratifying to see Minnesotans coming together in this way, helping guide and support our work to protect Minnesota’s lakes, lands, and way of life. Continue reading

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Summer 2014 Newsletter: How Clean Energy Helps Our Lakes

Summer 2014 Newsletter: How Clean Energy Helps Our Lakes

In Minnesota everything comes back to the health of our lakes and rivers. Continue reading

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Spring 2014 Newsletter: Survey Results Guide Our 2014 Work

Spring 2014 Newsletter: Survey Results Guide Our 2014 Work

Every year at Conservation Minnesota, we ask Minnesotans like you what issues you believe are most important for protecting Minnesota’s lakes, land, and way of life.  Our board and staff then take that information, and use it to develop our … Continue reading

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Spring 2014 Newsletter: Meet Our Legacy: Clean Water

Spring 2014 Newsletter: Meet Our Legacy: Clean Water

In 2008, Minnesotans voted overwhelmingly to restore and enrich our Great Outdoors by passing the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.  Now, in honor of the Amendment’s five-year anniversary, it is time to celebrate what we’ve accomplished.  Here’s a snapshot … Continue reading

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Spring 2014 Newsletter: Waters Conference Returns This May

Spring 2014 Newsletter: Waters Conference Returns This May

A coalition of non-profits and state agencies are resurrecting the Minnesota Waters Conference that has been a pillar of the Minnesota natural resources community since 2001. Now called the State of Water Conference, the program will bring together citizens’ groups, … Continue reading

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Spring 2014 Newsletter: Are we throwing away jobs?

Spring 2014 Newsletter: Are we throwing away jobs?

If you lined up all the cans that are thrown away every day in Minnesota, they would stretch from Minneapolis to Grand Marais. If you lined up all the plastic bottles tossed in landfills every day, they would stretch from Rochester to Bemidji! Continue reading

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4 Key Questions on PolyMet

4 Key Questions on PolyMet

Last Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources concluded the public input period on the latest draft of the environmental-impact statement for the proposed PolyMet sulfide mining operation. Continue reading

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Alert: Ask Best Buy to Protect Its Consumers

Alert: Ask Best Buy to Protect Its Consumers

Eight months ago, Conservation Minnesota joined with the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition to ask Best Buy and other top retailers to eliminate, reduce, and phase out the most hazardous chemicals.  We’ve heard from most of them, but not Best … Continue reading

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Winter 2013 Newsletter: Happy Birthday Legacy Amendment

Winter 2013 Newsletter: Happy Birthday Legacy Amendment

It was 5 years ago, on November 4th 2008, that Minnesota voters overwhelmingly passed the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.  In total, 1.6 million people voted “Yes” – 60,000 more than voted for President Obama in that same election. … Continue reading

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Winter 2013 Newsletter: What Will Our Legacy Be?

Winter 2013 Newsletter: What Will Our Legacy Be?

In 2008, Minnesotans accomplished something extraordinary: passing a nation-leading amendment to fund clean water, conservation, and arts projects.  The law is aptly named the Legacy Amendment because it truly is our legacy to the generations that follow. It is striking … Continue reading

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Winter 2013 Newsletter: Minnesota Waters Program is Flourishing

Winter 2013 Newsletter: Minnesota Waters Program is Flourishing

When Minnesota Waters merged with Conservation Minnesota in 2012, we pledged to ensure its vitality in providing training, volunteer, and organizing opportunities to stakeholders with the goal of monitoring and improving the state’s water resources.  In September, a new Minnesota … Continue reading

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Winter 2013 Newsletter: Protecting Your Family

Winter 2013 Newsletter: Protecting Your Family

Hormone disruptors in toothpaste, hand soap, and cosmetics.  Carcinogenic flame retardants in kids’ nap mats.  Brain damaging chemicals in garden hoses and children’s toys.  Minnesota’s children and their parents deserve better. That’s why Conservation Minnesota is proud to play a … Continue reading

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