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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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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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Winter 2013 Newsletter: Meet Conservation Minnesota

Winter 2013 Newsletter: Meet Conservation Minnesota

Conservation Minnesota is growing!  We are pleased to introduce you to some of the newest additions to our team, and re-acquaint you with those of us who have been here awhile. From left to right: Sam Larsen-Ferree joined us in … Continue reading

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Fall 2013 Newsletter: Protecting Our Water – 4 Simple Questions

Fall 2013 Newsletter: Protecting Our Water – 4 Simple Questions

Sulfide mines are very different from traditional iron mines. Continue reading

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Fall 2013 Newsletter: Meet Our Members – Ada Lake Association

Fall 2013 Newsletter: Meet Our Members – Ada Lake Association

This summer marked exactly one year since Minnesota Waters and Conservation Minnesota decided to become one organization.  We are thrilled that so far over 100 lakes and rivers groups have decided to renew their membership with Conservation Minnesota, with more … Continue reading

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Fall 2013 Newsletter: Your Priorities – Our Mission

Fall 2013 Newsletter: Your Priorities – Our Mission

We’re asking for your opinion. Continue reading

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Fall 2013 Newsletter: 5 or 10 Pennies For Your Thoughts

Fall 2013 Newsletter: 5 or 10 Pennies For Your Thoughts

  A couple of weeks ago, we posted a story about some outstanding middle and high school students who collected 10,000 cans and bottles in just a few days as a part of our Recycling Refund Drive. At ten cents … Continue reading

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Summer 2013 Newsletter: Karen Janice Johnson

Summer 2013 Newsletter: Karen Janice Johnson

Karen has been enjoying Minnesota’s great outdoors since childhood. Today her favorite location is her lake place; from the trails to the sunfish it’s hard to find a more comfortable place. She has been a long time supporter of Conservation Minnesota, find out why she chooses to support the organization. Continue reading

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Summer 2013 Newsletter: From Coal to Clean

Summer 2013 Newsletter: From Coal to Clean

Conservation Minnesota is working with partners to help reduce our reliance on coal for electricity, increase efficiency, and use more renewable energy like wind and solar to meet our needs. Find out the many reasons for Minnesota to make a smooth transition from coal to clean energy. Continue reading

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