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Spring 2015 Newsletter: A New Day for Renewable Energy

Spring 2015 Newsletter: A New Day for Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy is now less expensive to build than power sources that rely on fossil fuels. Continue reading

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Spring 2015 Newsletter: Meet The Community Coordinators

Spring 2015 Newsletter: Meet The Community Coordinators

In the past year we have added a new team of five Community Coordinators working in regions that cover more than half the state. Continue reading

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Spring 2015 Newsletter: Phasing Out Microplastics

Spring 2015 Newsletter: Phasing Out Microplastics

It’s hard to believe something so small can have such a huge impact, but that’s exactly what we’ve discovered about plastic microbeads 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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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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Summer 2014 Newsletter: Meet the Parks and Trails Fund

Summer 2014 Newsletter: Meet the Parks and Trails Fund

When was the last time you built a fort? At the Tamarack Nature Center’s Discovery Hollow & Garden in White Bear Lake, families can enjoy all kinds of outdoor adventures.  Kids can build dams, rock climb, garden, build castles in … Continue reading

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Summer 2014 Newsletter: Progress

Summer 2014 Newsletter: Progress

The 2014 Minnesota State Legislative session ended in May, and we wanted to share with you what we’ve accomplished with your support.  We made great progress toward protecting our clean water, preserving natural habitat, and combatting Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS), … Continue reading

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Summer 2014 Newsletter: Fighting AIS

Summer 2014 Newsletter: Fighting AIS

One the greatest threats to the ecosystems in our lakes and rivers is the increasing number of aquatic invasive species (AIS).  AIS are any type of aquatic species that is not native to our state and have no native predator … 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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