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Coming soon: the Dakota County Water Forum

Coming soon: the Dakota County Water Forum

Water is something that connects us as Minnesotans. You can see this through our pride of being the state of 10,000 lakes. Continue reading

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Conservation Values Across All Sectors

Conservation Values Across All Sectors

Sometimes it feels like conservation issues are too complex to be communicated clearly. But we all want clean air and water. Read about Community Coordinator Julie Drennen’s experience at an atypical conservation event in Shoreview. Continue reading

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Edina Is Getting Excited About Energy

Edina Is Getting Excited About Energy

And that’s a big part about why I was excited to organize a community forum for Edina residents to learn more about Edina’s new Energy Action Plan Continue reading

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Use the legacy amendment fund as originally intended

Use the legacy amendment fund as originally intended

We write this letter to specifically address the changes the bill makes to the recommendations of the Clean Water Council and the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council Continue reading

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The restoration of the great lakes

The restoration of the great lakes

In the President’s proposed budget, the Great Lakes restoration projects took a hit. We signed on to a letter the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition recently sent Continue reading

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Healthy Schools, Healthy Playgrounds, Healthy Kids

Healthy Schools, Healthy Playgrounds, Healthy Kids

Infrastructure improvements should include creating safe playgrounds and athletic fields. Toxic waste tires don’t belong on school playgrounds and athletic fields. Continue reading

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The good and the bad in the environmental omnibus

The good and the bad in the environmental omnibus

Recently, the Minnesota Legislature brought an environmental omnibus bill to the floor. While there are things we like in each bill, there are also some we don’t Continue reading

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Moving pollinators forward – not back

Moving pollinators forward – not back

While we support many sections within HF1717 and SF780, we are also concerned with two omissions and the limitations on pesticide oversight – and the resulting effects on pollinators. Continue reading

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Taking up the rains: Shoreview’s Mark Maloney explains how rainfall changes affect cities

Taking up the rains: Shoreview’s Mark Maloney explains how rainfall changes affect cities

Our rain events in Minnesota have been getting more intense. How will our cities respond to these changes to keep us safe from overflowing lakes and flooded roads? Continue reading

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We stand with hunting and fishing groups

We stand with hunting and fishing groups

Conservation Minnesota joined forces with a broad coalition of fishing, hunting, and outdoors groups to support the Minnesota DNR’s request for modest fee increases for fishing and hunting license. Continue reading

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