Rice County Granted $150,000+ to Restore, Protect & Enhance Water Quality

The grant from the Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources focus area is the Cannon and Straight Rivers, and the goal is twofold: 1. 2015 Terrain analysis on the middle and lower Cannon River watershed (continuation of 2014 terrain analysis on the upper Cannon River watershed) Upon completion, it’s the county’s hope that agencies […]

$2.2 million in Flood Relief Grants in MN

In response to record-setting floods in 2014 following a steady trend over the past several years, the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) announced $2.2 million in Clean Water funds in disaster relief funding grants to help counties continue their flood recovery efforts.   You’re Minnesotan. Your funds at work.

MPCA Study Moves to Protection for Wild Rice Areas

Based on a study that began in 2012, the MPCA has released draft recommendations for protecting wild rice from excess sulfate. The MPCA’s news release, HERE. A report on the study’s findings, including maps, published documents, contacts (for further questions/comments), etc., is available HERE.   More Discussion The Star Tribune’s report, HERE.Photo feature: White Earth […]

Zebra Mussel Update

The invasive zebra mussel confirmed to be in Crooked Lake. The mussel will continue to be an environmental management job for all Minnesotans in 2014 boating season. Full Story HERE. Aquatic invasives map HERE Infested Waters list HERE More info. on zebra mussles HERE Take Action: Volunteer for the monitoring program HERE [Go to […]

Polymet Mining Public Meeting Tomorrow

Polymet Mining Public Meeting Tomorrow: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Saint Paul RiverCentre 175 West Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55102 5:00 p.m. – open house 6:45 – 10:00 p.m. formal presentation and public meeting   The Department of Natural Resources recently released PolyMet’s revised draft mining plan, called a supplemental draft environmental impact statement or SDEIS. […]