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Working together to clean up the Mississippi River

Working together to clean up the Mississippi River

Luckily, this past Earth Day I was able to take part in a great community event that also happened to help the environment. Continue reading

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60 years, 5 votes, still needs defending

60 years, 5 votes, still needs defending

Recently the St. Cloud Times wrote an editorial, and it is the best summary that I have seen of the ways that the legislature is ignoring the values of Minnesotans and breaking the promise of the Legacy Amendment this session 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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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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Don’t change the buffer law

Don’t change the buffer law

Recently, a number of environmental groups, including Conservation Minnesota, came together to ask members of the Minnesota House and Senate to oppose all changes proposed to the buffer law. Continue reading

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Rochester: One Important Vote Could Save Energy and Money

Rochester: One Important Vote Could Save Energy and Money

The Rochester Energy Commission has completed an Energy Action Plan to save the city thousands of dollars and move Rochester closer to its energy goals. But, not all on Council are seeing the win-win. Continue reading

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