Conservation Minnesota


Don’t Trash The Phone Book 

In 2010, we launched the country’s first-ever partnership between a statewide conservation organization and the Yellow Pages Association. Now, this website gives you a convenient, easy way of letting the publishers know which phone books you’d like to receive, and how many your household needs. Or, you can opt out of receiving any phone directories at all. You also get all the information you need on how to dispose of old phone books in your hometown.

Check My Lake

Each year, thousands of Minnesotans log onto to find out if their favorite lake or river is polluted or clean. Updated each year with the latest data from the Pollution Control Agency, the site also contains useful tips on how to prevent water pollution, and updates you on water protection and clean up efforts around the state.

Minnesota Waters Resources

We’ve collected the best information around about lake water quality, monitoring, and prevention.

The Amendment

In 2008, Minnesotans overwhelmingly passed the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, bringing a much-needed infusion of new money for water clean up, habitat and wildlife protection, and parks and trails support. Just weeks after passage, Conservation Minnesota launched, giving Minnesotans an easy way to track news and information as implementation began. Now that the state has started to provide project information for citizens at, we are in the process of redesigning Tell us your ideas. What features are most important to keep Minnesotans informed? 

Action Center

Want to help Conservation Minnesota protect the Minnesota you love? Visit our Action Center where you can turn 5 minutes into a brighter future for our state.

Dynamic Content

Conservation Minnesota’s content widgets make great additions to your blog or website. Updated automatically, they can help you bring valuable information to all your readers who care about Minnesota’s lakes & Great Outdoors.