• The Great Minnesota State Park Challenge!

  • Community Roadside Partnership Engages Youth

  • Education Adventures!

  • Weekend Nature Activities

  • Volunteer in the Urban Forest

Water Festivals Set Up for Area Schools

DNR Press Release: A water festival is typically a one-day event organized to educate a large number of students from several schools about water resources. Full information here.

Consequences of pollutants explored by Mankato teachers

Two Mankato East teachers took their experimental earth science lesson for a test flight in front of a NASA evaluator this week. . . . the lesson itself . . . presents a series of real-life images and scenarios that depict the consequences of pollutants in the atmosphere. Full Story Here.

Gov n Legis. collide over MN environment

The Legislature’s proposed environment budget would cut 66 percent from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s general fund budget. . . . and The bill would also cut the Department of Natural Resources general fund by about 22 percent . . . . The first bill that DFL Governor Mark Dayton and the Republican Legislature agreed […]

DNR: Dam funding cut could let Asian carp spread

St. Paul, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota House committee has eliminated funding to rebuild a dam that officials say is the best option for stopping the spread of invasive Asian carp up the Mississippi River into many of the central and northern lakes. Full Story Here.

Farm Runoff Poses a Threat to Lake Pepin

Over the years, farmers have thoroughly re-directed water flows to keep their fields dry. As a result, water now rushes out of ditches and into rivers too fast, eventually winding up in the Minnesota, the Mississippi, and Lake Pepin. Story here