Water quality

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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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 Continue reading

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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 Continue reading

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The good and the bad in the environmental omnibus

The good and the bad in the environmental omnibus

Recently, the Minnesota Legislature brought an environmental omnibus bill to the floor. While there are things we like in each bill, there are also some we don’t Continue reading

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Cost Sharing Programs Could Be Available for Your Spring Lawn and Garden Projects

Cost Sharing Programs Could Be Available for Your Spring Lawn and Garden Projects

The good news is that your local watershed district may be offering opportunities to help share the costs when it comes doing something like installing a raingarden or restoring native habitats. Continue reading

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Summer 2016 Newsletter: An Agricultural Water Hero: Dave Legvold

Summer 2016 Newsletter: An Agricultural Water Hero: Dave Legvold

An early adopter of buffer strips, grass waterways, and no-till farming techniques, Legvold is always looking for opportunities to learn new tactics to protect the land and air as well as the water that runs through his farm. Continue reading

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Maplewood’s Unlikely Conservation Hero: The Mall

Maplewood’s Unlikely Conservation Hero: The Mall

When you look at a shopping center do you see the potential to save 20 million gallons of water a year? Well, check out Maplewood Mall and then maybe you will. Continue reading

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Lutsen Mountains works to protect the Poplar River

Lutsen Mountains works to protect the Poplar River

One of Lutsen Mountains’ specific priority commitments is to the restoration and protection of the Poplar River. Continue reading

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The Minnesota River Wasn’t Always Like This

The Minnesota River Wasn’t Always Like This

I’m a little skeptical of the “well, it’s always been like that” sorts of argument. Continue reading

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