Did you know rain gardens help prevent rainwater runoff? That means less pollutants flowing directly into nearby streams and ponds. The latest #OurMN video features what Minnesota GreenCorps is doing in Winona County!
This Minneapolis business replaced a paper receipt system with a paperless point-of-sale setup, preventing unnecessary exposure to a chemical that can have negative health effects.
By 2100, summertime conditions for Brainerd are projected to be like those now felt over 300 miles or further to the south. That's the equivalent of moving the town 217 feet south every day. MPCA is working with other agencies to help communities build resiliency to climate change for all of their residents.
Recognizing the importance of water quality in the thousands of lakes and miles of streams across the prairie landscape, Pioneer Public Television in western Minnesota films a segment on MPCA’s citizen water monitoring programs.
Rachel's 4-H project in high school led to a career in civil engineering with an environmental focus.
One of our most important jobs at the MPCA is to issue timely air, water and land permits that protect human health and the environment. Data collected for the past year shows that the agency continues to improve its permitting efficiency.
A group of volunteers built a 26,000-piece topographic model of the Whitewater River Watershed in southeast Minnesota.
“It’s a whole family thing,” says Sheri Berg about being part of the state’s volunteer Citizen Lake Monitoring program for the past 30 years.
Concern about water quality led Ron Sprong to do water monitoring and help the Grindstone Lake Association obtain grants to fund research and develop a lake management plan.
Parts of Minnesota have been hit with heavy rains — learn what you can do to protect businesses, homes and families from environmental problems caused by flooding.
River’s Edge Academy (St. Paul) is now Energy Star certified thanks to the work of Minnesota GreenCorps member Sophie Bishop.
It takes a lot of helping hands to work on the water quality issues in the Willmar Chain of Lakes — cloudy water and invasive curly leaf pondweed.
Can you fish it? As anglers restock their tackle boxes for the season, MPCA field staff get ready to look at lakes and streams to answer that question, among others.
Grass lawns are the nation’s largest irrigated “crop” by surface area. Fortunately, there are environmentally friendly alternatives like flowering lawns that can transform your yard into a bee haven.
To highlight the need to invest in wastewater infrastructure, MPCA Commissioner John Linc Stine toured wastewater treatment plants across northern and north-central Minnesota.