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Clean Water Council

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The next Clean Water Council meeting is scheduled for July 21, 2014. For more information, see the meeting agenda.

The Clean Water Council was created through the Clean Water Legacy Act  which was signed into law June 2, 2006. The Council’s role is to advise on the administration and implementation of the Clean Water Legacy Act, including:

  • Fostering coordination among public agencies and private entities to ensure cooperation with relevant plans and programs.
  • Prioritization strategies for TMDLs, restoration and protection activities.
  • Development of appropriate processes for expert scientific review.
  • Development of education and participation strategies for citizens and stakeholders.
Clean Water Council Members

Clean Water Council members: Back row: Jason Moeckel, Matt Wohlman, Bradley Kalk, Frank Jewell, Gary Burdorf, Warren Formo, Patrick Flowers, John Underhill, Todd Renville; Middle row: Gaylen Reetz, Louis Smith, Rep. Paul Torkelson, Marilyn Bernhardson, Rep. Barb Yarusso,  Michael McKay, Gene Merriam, Doug Thomas; Front Row: Sandy Rummel, Keith Hanson, Senator Bev Scalze, Victoria Reinhardt, Patrick Shea, Deb Swackhamer, Tannie Eshenaur, Sharon Doucette.

The Council's PDF Document Mission, Authority and Organizing Principles further defines how the Council seeks to work with Minnesotans in pursuit of Clean Water. The PDF DocumentClean Water Council's 2013-14 Work Plan includes the priority categories the Council will focus on in the next two years, along with the associated strategies, activities, timelines and desired outcomes.

The Council approved the Clean Water Council PDF Document Guiding Principles and Funding Priorities for FY16-17 Clean Water Funds (wq-cwc4-75s) on June 16, 2014.

More Information

If you have questions about the Clean Water Council, please contact:

Barb Peichel, Clean Water Council Coordinator
651-757-2646
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul MN 55155

Mike McKay, Clean Water Council Chair
406 Main Street
Red Wing, MN 55066
651-385-5541
michael.mckay@st-james-hotel.com

Last modified on July 22, 2014 09:20