Conservation Minnesota

25% by 2025

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
August 8 – Edina 
August 29 – Coon Rapids
September 5 – Rosemount
September 7 – Burnsville
September 9 – Apple Valley
September 12 – Ramsey County
September 21 – Eagan
September 21 – White Bear Lake Area
September 25 – Maple Grove
September 26 – Bloomington
September 26 – Inver Grove Heights
September 28 – Lakeville


Governor Dayton Water Meetings
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 27 – Minneapolis; Information Packet
October 4 – Burnsville; Information Packet
October 5 – Stillwater; Information Packet


Can’t attend a meeting, submit your ideas online.