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Lebanon Hills
Doc Helping
by Nels Paulsen, Policy Director

There is nothing more important to a community than the health of its members, and HF 167 enables community members to get more information about their health outcomes related to permit violations and hazardous spills.

by Nels Paulsen, Policy Director

Recently, Conservation Minnesota testified in support of HF 133 "No Child Left Inside," legislation to promote and fund outdoor recreation opportunities for Minnesota kids.

by Nels Paulsen, Policy Director

In the end of January, Conservation Minnesota joined with more than 20 environmental organizations to encourage the passage of HF340 and support the recommendations of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.


"Something stinks…" I thought as I drove up a hill just southeast of Rochester a couple of weeks ago. And, my nose wasn’t lying to me.

Man changing lightbulb
by Center for Energy and Environment

"In December 2018, Xcel Energy's President and CEO Ben Fowke announced a clean energy vision for his utility: to provide zero-carbon electricity to customers in the eight states that Xcel Energy serves by mid-century.

Governor Tim Walz
Governor Tim Walz
by Paul Austin, Executive Director

MINNEAPOLIS—The following is a statement from Paul Austin, Executive Director of Conservation Minnesota in response to this Governor-elect Walz’s latest batch of Commissioner nominations. 

Brooklyn Park Ducks
by John Anderson, Local Government Program Manager

We work on all sorts of issues related to protecting Minnesota’s great outdoors. This can mean everything from advocating for renewable energy to reducing the amount of mercury in our drinking water, to promoting “buffer strips” as a way to improve water quality in agricultural areas all over the state.