But what really interested me in going to the Holiday Party, in addition to getting a chance to meet folks in Bloomington interested in conservation issues, was the dedication of the chapter’s new solar power array located on the roof of the chapter house.
Thankfully there are a number of programs that people can patriciate in right now to help improve water quality in their own community.
Summer is an important time in many local communities to start planning how to address conservation issues in the future.
Bloomington has been blessed with these great natural resources but keeping them pristine is no small undertaking. I’ve been working with a dedicated group of volunteers from all over the city of Bloomington to explore the possibility of recreating a city commission of ordinary residents to work on conservation and sustainability issues.
Located just a few miles from the Mall Of America, the area surrounding the old Cedar Avenue bridge is part of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, which itself is just one part of the 70 mile long corridor of undeveloped open spaces that line the Minnesota River from Pike Island to Henderson, Minnesota.