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Gov. Dayton’s Courageous Conservation Announcement

Gov. Dayton’s Courageous Conservation Announcement

Dayton surprised many by announcing he would ask the legislature to improve on the laws protecting Minnesota’s streams and ditches against erosion and chemical runoff by establishing a minimum 50 foot buffer strip. Continue reading

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Press Release: Twin Cities Public Television Receives Statewide Recognition For Effective Use Of Legacy Funds

Press Release: Twin Cities Public Television Receives Statewide Recognition For Effective Use Of Legacy Funds

TPT’s MN Original program is funded by a grant from the Arts and Culture Fund of the Legacy Amendment. Continue reading

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A Slow Start to the Legislative Session

A Slow Start to the Legislative Session

We at Conservation Minnesota will work to keep you informed on the critical issues dealing with our great outdoors so that you can have a meaningful impact on our state environmental policy. Continue reading

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Unchanging Lakes

Unchanging Lakes

For the past four or five decades, Minnesotans have invested an enormous sum of money aimed at protecting and improving lake quality.  More recently, we have amended our constitution to tax ourselves to invest $100 million per year for 25 … Continue reading

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Today’s Republicans should stand with the taxpayers in the mining debate.

Today’s Republicans should stand with the taxpayers in the mining debate.

No doubt Republicans need to stand for mining jobs, but they should not be so foolish as to leave the taxpayers at risk for cleaning up the mess – a mess that could permanently destroy other important economic drivers in the region such as tourism. Continue reading

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2015 Aquatic Invaders Summit in St. Cloud

2015 Aquatic Invaders Summit in St. Cloud

Registration details for a two day summit on Aquatic Invasive Species. Continue reading

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Republicans Have a Rare Opportunity on Mining

Republicans Have a Rare Opportunity on Mining

As a Republican, my hope is that my party leaders will seek out a mining position that will lead them into the mainstream of Minnesota politics for the long-term. Continue reading

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Solstice Sentinels

Solstice Sentinels

Birds are not only magnificent in their own right, but also sentinels of environmental health and robust habitat. Continue reading

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Press Release: Three Rivers Park District Receives Statewide Recognition For Effective Use Of Legacy Funds

Press Release: Three Rivers Park District Receives Statewide Recognition For Effective Use Of Legacy Funds

Conservation Minnesota and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts will recognize The Three Rivers Park District this evening for the impact the organization is having statewide utilizing funds provided by the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. Continue reading

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Salt and Mirrors

Salt and Mirrors

Salt is bad for our lakes. Chloride, the offending element in salt, has been accumulating in metro lakes for the past half century, corresponding to the use of de-icing road salt. This is an insidious kind of pollution because its impacts are gradual. Yet, increases in chlorides affects the entire lake food chain, favors undesirable, even toxic, algae species and gives aquatic invasive species an additional edge over native species. Continue reading

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Tracking through the Snow

Tracking through the Snow

Here is a quick guide to the tracks you might see this winter. Continue reading

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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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