Water is a part of what makes Minnesota, well, Minnesota. Many of us have memories of spending time at the lake, river, or cabin where we fished, swam, or simply took in the views. Now, we have an opportunity to have a say in how future state policies related to water are created.
A few months ago, in a bi-partisan effort, Govenor Dayton created and Senator Carrie Ruud introduced a bill with a goal focused on reducing water pollution 25% by the year 2025. Without additional action, the quality of Minnesota’s waters is expected to improve only 6 to 8 percent by 2034. This summer and fall, the Governor’s office will hold 10 regional Town Hall meetings across the state to gather input and perspective on what it could take to realize this goal.
Conservation Minnesota will also hold public meetings leading up to the regional meetings. We want to ensure folks who cannot attend the larger public meetings, or those who just want some extra time to talk through the goal get a chance to do so.
Conservation Minnesota Meetings
|July 20 – Edina|
|September 5 – Rosemount|
|September 7 – Burnsville|
|September 9 – Apple Valley|
|September 21 – Eagan|
|September 26 – Inver Grove Heights|
|September 28 – Lakeville|
|TBD – Stillwater|
|TBD – Mankato|
|TBD – Marshall|
|July 31 – Rochester; Informational Packet|
|August 16 – Mankato; Informational Packet|
|August 17 – Marshall; Informational Packet|
|September 5 – Crookston; Information Packet|
|September 6 – St. Cloud; Information Packet|
|September 12 – Ely; Information Packet|
|September 13 – Bemidji; Information Packet|
|September 16 – Minneapolis; Information Packet|
|October 4 – Burnsville; Information Packet|
|October 5 – Stillwater; Information Packet|
Can’t attend a meeting, submit your ideas online.