Thursday, June 22, 2017

Consider Hosting a Community Water Meeting!

Governor Mark Dayton wants Minnesota to accelerate the pace of progress towards clean water

That is why he recently announced a new “25 by ‘25” Water Quality Goal, which would spur collaboration and action to improve Minnesota’s water quality 25 percent by 2025. Without additional action, the quality of Minnesota’s waters is expected to improve only 6 to 8 percent by 2034. Governor Dayton wants to hear from Minnesotans and will host a series of Town Halls over the summer and fall. In addition, he is calling on Minnesotans and civic organizations to organize their own Community Water Meetings this summer to provide further feedback and ideas.
Gather your community, school, family and friends to have a conversation this summer about what you can do at the local level to help Minnesota reach our 25 by 25 goal!
Community Water Meetings will take place June – October. Hosts will be provided with a conversation guide, information on water quality in your local region and more.


Find out more and sign up to host a Community Water Meeting at:
If you have questions, or would like to speak to someone about the initiative, please contact Kelly Scanlan at the Environmental Quality Board,

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

West Central Tribune coverage of last full Minnesota River Congress session in Redwood Falls

Tom Cherveny, writer for the West Central Tribune wrote a great article following our last full Minnesota River Congress session in Redwood Falls.  We will be incorporating information from that session into our actions being currently developed for our various teams.  Now is the time for actions and you will be able and notified on how to directly participate going forward as we target specific things you can do to help.  Feel free to forward this to anyone you think is appropriate.

Friday, May 12, 2017

A New Watershed Governance Model

After numerous consultations between the Minnesota River Congress Management Committee, Action Board and Programs and Initiatives Interest Network Team leader Tim Gieseke, we have voted unanimously at the Action Board level and collectively agreed to embark on taking the beginning steps toward developing an exciting new approach to Watershed Governance.  In order to begin to understand exactly what it is we are engaging in you will need to read the material in this blog.  

We welcome your feedback.
​   Tim will be on hand at the next full Minnesota River Congress session in Redwood Falls to discuss this new exciting initiative.  Hope you can make it, here is the link to registration. ​