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Conservation Planning for the Future

Conservation Planning for the Future

On Wednesday, August 24th I was lucky enough to attend a community forum put on by the City of Minnetonka as part of their Imagine Minnetonka campaign. Continue reading

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Representing Greater Minnesota-One Coffee at a Time

Representing Greater Minnesota-One Coffee at a Time

So many of the conservation issues that get discussed at the capital pertain to greater Minnesota, but often the metro dominates the discussion; we’re working to change that. Continue reading

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Our views on the Draft Metropolitan Solid Waste Management Policy Plan, 2016-2036

We recently wrote a letter to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency with comments showing our views on the Draft Metropolitan Solid Waste Management Policy Plan Continue reading

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Clean Power is the Plan – Renewable Energy is our Future

Clean Power is the Plan – Renewable Energy is our Future

This is a big deal and yet very few people are familiar with the CPP and what it could mean for Minnesota’s health and energy future. Continue reading

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What’s on your dock?

What’s on your dock?

If you have a dock, boat lift, or other items in the water that get removed, you can help check for zebra mussels and other invasive species – it’s quick and easy. Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About Safe Remodeling

What You Need to Know About Safe Remodeling

Building materials and supplies can contain potentially harmful chemicals that expose pregnant women and young children. Continue reading

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Did you know: community solar gardens can be actual gardens?

Did you know: community solar gardens can be actual gardens?

Community Solar Garden makes sense from an energy perspective, since energy utilities are harvesting energy from them, but we don’t usually think of them as gardens with lovely flowers and bees. However… Continue reading

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Carley State Park–A Hidden Gem

Carley State Park–A Hidden Gem

“…Just minutes from the extremely popular Whitewater State Park, Carley is a mere 200 acres, rated one of the least-visited parks in Minnesota, and so quiet that if I’m not actually the only person there, I feel like I am…” Continue reading

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Buffers – A Step in the Right Direction

Buffers – A Step in the Right Direction

“…The good thing about the buffer initiative is the large uniformity that it could bring to water quality here in our state – tens of thousands of acres of potential pollinator habitat, reduced runoff of nutrients and sediment, while also providing flexibility for farmers…” Continue reading

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We All Have To Work Together To Keep Our Creeks Clean

We All Have To Work Together To Keep Our Creeks Clean

Over 2,000 volunteers participated in the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District’s 9th annual creek clean up. Collectively we were able to pick up five tons (yes tons) of trash from Minnehaha Creek and surrounding lakes Continue reading

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