Thursday, August 10, 2017

Minnesota River Action Board Meeting on August 30

Minnesota River Congress past and future participants,

The next Minnesota River Congress Action Board meeting welcomes all past participants and those that have not participated and would like to going forward.

Our next full Action Board meeting will be held in Henderson MN at the Community Center on Wednesday August 30th at 1 PM.

 An agenda will be sent out next week and it will include time for input from attendees.  We will be discussing specific needed actions as well as our next full Minnesota River Congress session scheduled for Thursday November 16th 2017

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.

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Find out more and sign up to host a Community Water Meeting at: https://www.eqb.state.mn.us/25by25
If you have questions, or would like to speak to someone about the initiative, please contact Kelly Scanlan at the Environmental Quality Board,kelly.scanlan@state.mn.us651-757-2547

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.