- John Anderson has a name that screams Minnesotan (despite the fact that he was born in Berkley, California). His resume includes a stint as a census worker that allowed him to learn a great deal about the way people choose to interact with the government. Anderson serves as Regional Manager in the west metro. In this role he works with community leaders and people who want to protect Minnesota’s Great Outdoors throughout the region. A 2006 graduate of Northwestern University, a day spent riding his bike in Minnehaha Park is his version of perfection.
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The forum itself was a project of 26 different environmental and other groups including Conservation Minnesota, and was focused on what the candidates trying to be the 41st Governor of Minnesota thought about a host of environmental issues.
But what really interested me in going to the Holiday Party, in addition to getting a chance to meet folks in Bloomington interested in conservation issues, was the dedication of the chapter’s new solar power array located on the roof of the chapter house.
In the past, the state legislature has looked at updating the state’s liability laws to allow a liability exemptions for salt applicators who get certified in the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s best practices for salt application.
Energy policy continues to be a hot button topic in Edina, which is one of the big reasons I decided to attend Edina’s first annual Home Energy Fair on Saturday, October 7th .
Thankfully there are a number of programs that people can patriciate in right now to help improve water quality in their own community.
On Tuesday August 29th, I spent the evening taking part in a major community summit at Anoka Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids on water issues in the north metro area.
On Thursday, July 20th I met with several Edina residents at a Conservation Minnesota member’s home to talk about water.
A group of neighbors who live on Carmel Pond had partnered with the Nine Mile Creek Watershed district to purchase three “floating islands” in an effort to help improve the pond’s unfortunately poor water quality.
While we all have different spring activities we are looking forward too, one big activity I’m working on in Minnetonka is removing garlic mustard – lots and lots of garlic mustard.
Luckily, this past Earth Day I was able to take part in a great community event that also happened to help the environment.