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by Anna Richey, Southern MN Regional Manager

In Minnesota, when we talk about invasive species, we tend to think of our lakes, but in Southeastern Minnesota especially, a new land-based invasive species threatens to put the burn on that recreation—the wild parsnip plant.

Business People
by Keely Cervantes, Regional Manager - East Metro

We held the second annual Environmental Commission Conference where nearly 50 environmental commissioners from around the state joined together in learning best practices to effectively make change in their communities.

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The LWCF was created by Congress over 50 years ago to safeguard natural areas, water resources, and our cultural heritage, and to provide outdoor recreation opportunities to Americans in all 50 states.

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photo courtesy of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Hennepin County has maintained the same recycling laws for over 30 years, until last November when the County Board of Commissioners approved updates to their ordinance.

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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Commissioner Laura Bishop at the Water Forum
by CM Webmaster

Everyone has the power to impact the quality of the water in our state—from local residents to the MPCA commissioner.

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Conservation Minnesota’s network delivered over 26,000 postcards, emails, and phone calls to legislators and Governor Walz this session urging them to take action on our shared conservation priorities.

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by Keely Cervantes, Regional Manager - East Metro

An important issue we tracked and worked on this legislative session at Conservation Minnesota was the bipartisan proposal to ban the industrial solvent trichloroethylene, more commonly known as TCE.

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Meadow rue, a native plant
by John Anderson, Regional Manager - West Metro

During the month of May, I worked to help improve the Cullen Nature Preserve in Minnetonka.

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by Anna Richey, Southern MN Regional Manager

Last month, Rochester became the first Minnesota city to be awarded LEED Gold status.

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by John Anderson, Regional Manager - West Metro

With spring finally arriving, I’ve been thinking a lot more about the sun in general and solar power in particular. One exciting development I recently learned about is how Minnetonka is leading the way among city governments adopting solar power.