Conservation Minnesota

Meet Your State Legislators – It’s Important!

Part of our mission here at Conservation Minnesota is to turn your love for Minnesota’s Great Outdoors into the laws that protect it. One way that you can help us with our mission is to let your state representative and senator understand that conservation issues are important to you, your community, and our state. This is one of the reasons that the other Community Coordinators and myself are hosting community meet and greet events all over the state with your representatives and senators.

Here's a moment from a recent meet and greet with Senator Clausen.

Here’s a moment from a recent meet and greet with Senator Clausen. These events give community members an excellent opportunity to have face-to-face interaction with their representatives.

A meet and greet with Conservation Minnesota is a great opportunity to sit down with your neighbors and your local elected leaders to express your interest in conservation related topics effecting your family, community, or state. It also gives you the chance to ask them what they are doing to put conservation first.

Recently, I was calling Conservation Minnesota members in my area to invite them to a meet and greet event with their state senator and I noticed a trend – some of our members didn’t understand why I was asking them to come and talk with their elected official. However, when you think about it, it makes perfect sense. We need to talk to our elected officials to ensure that they understand our interests so that they can lead with conservation in mind. Whether it’s clean water or greater access to affordable renewable energy our local elected officials have the power to provide solutions.


I hope to have a meet and greet in your area soon and I’ll be in touch when I do. So when you get an email, see a post online, or get a phone call inviting you to the event please consider attending. This will help promote your interests, your family, your community, and our future.

About Avery Hildebrand

Avery Hildebrand

Born in Minnesota, Hildebrand earned his degree in Environmental Science and Management from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. He has an extensive background in canvassing and organizing. An avid fisherman, who once worked as an aquatic invasive species watercraft inspector, his perfect day in Minnesota includes good friends and fishing, which pairs nicely with his favorite place in the state, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

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