By foot and by boat, volunteers take to the water to collect valuable data

More than 1,300 citizen monitors gather data for the MPCA, but more are needed to reach the 69,000 miles of rivers and more than 12,000 lakes in the state.

Draft water quality reports offer opportunities for South Fork Crow River watershed improvements

Buffer strips are the top water-quality improvement strategy in the South Fork Crow River watershed, according to new draft reports released by the MPCA.

Investing $47 million from Volkswagen settlement will result in cleaner air in Minnesota

The MPCA released a draft state plan for public comment in February of 2018, and the final version balances and reflects the large amount of wide-ranging input heard.

Three Grant County feedlot projects open for permitting, environmental review comments

Spring Valley Farms LLP is proposing to build two new swine feedlots and expand an existing site about four miles northeast of Nashua in the northwest corner of Grant County.

New studies find that land alterations impair fish, insects, and recreation in Bois de Sioux River Watershed

To significantly improve water quality, the MPCA and its partners recommend that landowners make voluntary changes to their agricultural practices.

20 years and 400 inspiring volunteers yield priceless water quality information

More than 400 volunteers monitor 500 stream sites across the state as part of the Citizen Stream Monitoring program.

MPCA offers grants to cut air emissions, improve air quality

Potential projects that could be funded include switching to water-based or low-VOC solvents, inks, coatings or cleaners, or buying alternative process equipment or vehicles.