It has been a really fun week here at Conservation Minnesota.
While I am no fan of alarm clocks (I seem to keep breaking them when trying to hit the snooze button) and the weird chemicals found in all your indoor lakes for some reason have started to turn my belly fur white, I feel like we have gotten a lot of work done.
Speaking of stuff in our water, when Governor Dayton announced his proposal to require buffer strips in Minnesota, Conservation Minnesota went to work to help pass this important legislation. As a moose, I fully support buffer strips – these areas provide a smorgasbord of tasty plants! But more important for all of us in Minnesota, no matter how much fur you have, is that buffers protect rivers and streams from sediment and nutrient run-off.
During a special session of the Minnesota legislature, Governor Dayton’s buffer bill was passed with the help of Conservation Minnesota and the thousands of comments from our members to their elected officials. It is this sort of innovation that makes Conservation Minnesota so successful. And it is why I hope you will think about funding them during the final stretch of Give To The Max Day.
Thanks for reading all these emails from me. I’ve had a great time sharing my experiences with Conservation Minnesota staff and spotlighting all of the great work being done by the organization. So much fun, I think I’ll stick around the office for a few more weeks. I hear the holidays are a lot of fun in Minneapolis.