Conservation Minnesota

Minnesota Waters Resources

The following are resources for keeping our lakes and rivers clean.

Lake Classifications

Describes the three different lake classifications and why we have them

Lake Monitoring

Describes how to monitor water quality in our lakes

How to Test a Lake for Water Quality

Board Member and author, Darby Nelson, demonstrates the simple steps to testing

Shoreland Management

Who to contact regarding lake issues

Stormwater Runoff 

Preventing pollution from stormwater runoff

Vegetative Buffers

Benefits and information for creating vegetative buffers to reduce runoff

How to Create Raingardens

Benefits and information for creating a rain garden

Septic Systems and Water Quality

Information on preventing contamination from septic systems

For more information, check out Darby’s blog or follow @MinnesotaWaters on Twitter!