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In Moorhead a group who cleared buckthorn

Our Community Stewards program, in partnership with AmeriCorps, brings Minnesotans together to learn about and solve conservation problems within their community. Today, we have offices in Duluth, Bemidji, Moorhead, Saint Cloud, Rochester, and Winona. Learn about the impact our Stewards are making on local communities.

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July is Disability Pride Month in Minnesota. The Minnesota DNR and nonprofits that help protect the Great Outdoors are working to make Minnesota's outdoor spaces accessible for all.

Saint Paul Capitol

The 2024 session was a success for Conservation Minnesota and our Great Outdoors. The Packaging Act & the Clean Energy Infrastructure Permitting Act are just two wins in a busy session. Learn about these and more of our legislative accomplishments.

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2024 Environment Commissions Conference at Burnsville’s Terrace Oaks West Park

On May 1st, 2024, Conservation Minnesota and GreenStep Cites & Tribal Nations hosted the 7th Environment Commissions Conference. Commissioners joined us at Burnsville’s Terrace Oaks Park for a tour of their oak savanna restoration project.

Wind turbines in a Minnesota field

To reach the historic goals set last year in the 100% Clean Energy bill, we must expedite the permitting processes for wind and solar projects and new transmission lines. Updating our laws to achieve our 100% goal is a key priority for us this session. Earlier this week, we signed onto this support letter along with many of our partners.

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Conservation Crew

Conservation Crew is our student-led extracurricular school program for middle schoolers. Rooted in service learning, students develop leadership skills by designing and implementing conservation projects to impact their schools and communities.

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