Conservation Minnesota

Survey Says…

Let me say up front that I am no good at affixing stamps.

Interest Survey - Max and Liz

Liz, our Communications Director, kindly helped me take our interest survey. Liz and all of the staff at Conservation Minnesota make sharing your opinions on conservation easy. Join me in showing my appreciation by donating to Conservation Minnesota!

Liz, our Communications Director, kindly helped me take our interest survey. Liz and all of the staff at Conservation Minnesota make sharing your opinions on conservation easy. Join me in showing my appreciation by donating to Conservation Minnesota!

While my hooves are split in a way that allows me to walk comfortably on snow or in swampy marshes, they are basically worthless when it comes to helping out around the office with mailing projects.

Thankfully, when I was helping Conservation Minnesota mail out its annual Conservation Interest Survey, they were able to use my massive tongue to seal the envelopes. Sorry if I got any fur in there…

Of course my office task for today, as we’re almost halfway through Give To The Max Day, is to ask you to support the great work being done at Conservation Minnesota! So please take a minute and make your Give to the Max contribution to Conservation Minnesota.

At Conservation Minnesota, your opinions matter! We protect the Minnesota you love by tackling our state’s most important conservation problems. To do so, every year we ask Minnesotans to tell us which conservation issues are important to them. Over 25,000 Minnesotans have already told us – are you one of them? By telling us your opinions, you will be helping our staff and Board of Directors choose priorities for our work in 2016.

Most of the Minnesotans that have taken our survey rank water quality as an important issue. In Minnesota, water connects all conservation issues so the high ranking isn’t surprising. This past year, some of the smart folks here put together the Clean Water Promise. I’ve copied the goals from our website (a big accomplishment for a moose):

Give to the Max logo square

– By 2020, state and local officials will have the information, tools, and authority necessary to conserve and sustainably manage the quantity of water in our lakes, streams and groundwater reserves.
– By 2025, Minnesotans will enjoy lakes and rivers that have 95% less plastic pollution.
– By 2030, every Minnesotan will be drinking safe, non-polluted water.
– By 2040, Minnesota will protect children from mercury pollution. Individuals, business, and industries in our state will have stopped adding mercury to our lakes.
– By the year 2050, Minnesotans will have peace of mind knowing that every one of our lakes is safe for swimming.  Currently polluted lakes will be cleaned up, and our most pristine lakes will be protected for future generations to experience.

If you believe we are doing good work, please do me a big favor and help us with a Give To The Max Day contribution. They promised me that if we beat last year’s Give to the Max totals, they would take me snowshoeing!

Thank you for supporting Conservation Minnesota.

About Max A. Moose

Max A. Moose
Hailing from a small patch of forest near the Laurentian Divide outside of Isabella, Minnesota, Max brings an interesting skill set to his role with Conservation Minnesota. Raised quite literally by wolves, Max earned a Bachelor of Science degree in winter survival with a minor in arboreal herbaceous foraging from Superior National Forest University. Max serves as Conservation Minnesota’s Wildlife Coordinator. In this role he is responsible for making the voices of Minnesota’s wildlife species heard. A perfect day in Max’s world is a short hike down to Lake Gegoka with a picnic of aquatic plants and a few pinecones thrown in for good measure. While he tends to spend as much time as he can in the woods, Max does like to sneak into the outskirts of town every now and again for an occasional round of people watching.
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