The bill provides funding to the Minnesota DNR to help schools and community groups—particularly in areas with high percentages of kids living in apartments or urban environments—pay for field trips and opportunities for children to get outdoors.
With the visionary and strategic transition Rochester is prepared to make in the next ten years, it could become a pioneer in energy in the same way it’s long been a pioneer in medical innovation and computer technology.
While some environmental issues like clean energy and clean water initiatives weren’t successful this year, one piece of legislation that united Minnesotans within and outside the Capitol was No Child Left Inside (HF 133).
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.
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.