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Community Water Meetings Coming Soon

Community Water Meetings Coming Soon

We are a unique state with a unique character and if anyone can get the job done right, it’s Minnesotans. Continue reading

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How One Eden Prairie Neighborhood Is Improving Their Pond

How One Eden Prairie Neighborhood Is Improving Their Pond

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. Continue reading

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Summer 2017 Newsletter: A Clean Water Strategy

Summer 2017 Newsletter: A Clean Water Strategy

Representatives from local organizations were joined by city, county, watershed, and soil and water conservation district staff to share information on what is being done to ensure Dakota County has clean water Continue reading

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Summer 2017 Newsletter: Earth Day Cleanup

Summer 2017 Newsletter: Earth Day Cleanup

On Earth Day this year, Conservation Minnesota partnered with the Three Rivers Park District (Three Rivers) to host an event combining two of Conservation Minnesota’s favorite topics, education and volunteerism.  Continue reading

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Volunteer efforts add up

Volunteer efforts add up

It’s estimated that Dakota County has saved tax payers $900,000 in 2016 alone as a result of their volunteer programs for everything from pulling invasive species to being a Master Recycler/Composter. Continue reading

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How Minnetonka is Restoring its Open Spaces

How Minnetonka is Restoring its Open Spaces

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. Continue reading

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Success of Rochester’s Earth Fest Expo Indicates Culture Change

Success of Rochester’s Earth Fest Expo Indicates Culture Change

Rochester’s third annual Earth Fest Expo was held in April and saw an even larger turn-out than in past years. Was it a fluke, or does it the result of a greater awareness of issues in the community? Continue reading

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Legislators need to know about our conservation concerns

Legislators need to know about our conservation concerns

Elected officials need to hear from their constituents regarding conservation issues throughout Minnesota and in your community. Continue reading

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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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