Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Get involved: Join the Action Board!

Minnesota River Congress, past participants and other interested individuals and organizations.

We are seeking representatives to fill vacancies on our Action Board. If you or someone you may know are moved to participate in at least 3 face to face meetings over the course of the next year beginning in 2018, we encourage you to apply now if you fall into one of the open categories listed below.  It is a 2 year commitment and we will be accepting applications up to the next full congress session scheduled for November 16th, 2017.

One Agriculture Representative
One Local Government​ Representative (includes SWCD supervisors)​
One Business Representative
One Recreational User
Watonwan River Watershed
Minnesota River Headwaters Watershed
Pomme de Terre Watershed
Hawk Creek Watershed
Native American Communities (2) 

If interested, contact Scott Sparlin (

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.


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,