Water quality

People In Edina Are Talking About Water

On Thursday, July 20th I met with several Edina residents at a Conservation Minnesota member’s home to talk about water.




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Community Water Meetings Coming Soon

Community Water Meetings Coming Soon

We are a unique state with a unique character and if anyone can get the job done right, it’s Minnesotans.




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How One Eden Prairie Neighborhood Is Improving Their Pond

How One Eden Prairie Neighborhood Is Improving Their Pond

A group of neighbors who live on Carmel Pond had partnered with the Nine Mile Creek Watershed district to purchase three “floating islands” in an effort to help improve the pond’s unfortunately poor water quality.




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Summer 2017 Newsletter: A Clean Water Strategy

Summer 2017 Newsletter: A Clean Water Strategy

Representatives from local organizations were joined by city, county, watershed, and soil and water conservation district staff to share information on what is being done to ensure Dakota County has clean water




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The Legacy Impact

The Legacy Impact

The Legacy Amendment is one of Minnesota’s most celebrated and collaborative achievements. However, the value of Legacy funds has come into question this legislative session.




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60 years, 5 votes, still needs defending

60 years, 5 votes, still needs defending

Recently the St. Cloud Times wrote an editorial, and it is the best summary that I have seen of the ways that the legislature is ignoring the values of Minnesotans and breaking the promise of the Legacy Amendment this session




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Coming soon: the Dakota County Water Forum

Coming soon: the Dakota County Water Forum

Water is something that connects us as Minnesotans. You can see this through our pride of being the state of 10,000 lakes.




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Conservation Values Across All Sectors

Conservation Values Across All Sectors

Sometimes it feels like conservation issues are too complex to be communicated clearly. But we all want clean air and water. Read about Community Coordinator Julie Drennen’s experience at an atypical conservation event in Shoreview.




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Use the legacy amendment fund as originally intended

Use the legacy amendment fund as originally intended

We write this letter to specifically address the changes the bill makes to the recommendations of the Clean Water Council and the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council




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The restoration of the great lakes

The restoration of the great lakes

In the President’s proposed budget, the Great Lakes restoration projects took a hit. We signed on to a letter the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition recently sent




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