Be alert to the possible presence of toxic algae in Minnesota lakes and rivers. Blue-green algae can be harmful to both people and pets and are more common in hot, calm weather.
CWP loans help partners address unregulated sources of water contamination, such as failing septic systems and farmland runoff.
Roughly 65 percent of all chloride passing through wastewater facilities — 136,000 tons of chloride annually — comes from residential and commercial water softening.
If you must have a backyard fire, take steps to reduce air pollution and protect people in your community with respiratory illnesses.
Taylor Trucking Line in Northfield used grant funds from the MPCA to replace an older, polluting diesel engine in its terminal tractor with a new electric motor.
The MPCA has granted a contested case hearing on the agency's draft 401 water quality certification for Enbridge's Line 3 replacement project. What questions are being considered?
The Hawk Creek Watershed Project covers only part of one of Minnesota's 80 major watersheds, but is taking huge steps toward improving water quality in the Minnesota River Basin.
Heavy rains can dramatically change water quality in rivers and streams from one day to the next, flushing sediment and pollutants into the water.
New MPCA grants are aimed at reducing the use of ethylene oxide in the state. The chemical, a known carcinogen, was recently found to be more harmful than previously thought.
The proposed feedlot general permit includes new protections aimed at shielding water quality from contamination by manure spread on farm fields.
Joan Redig's interest in conservation is reflected on her rural Houston County property. Now she monitors Paradise Valley Stream as a volunteer for MPCA's citizen monitoring program.
During the pandemic, the MPCA is making changes to protect citizens and accommodate needs of our regulated businesses.
The MPCA is granting a contested case hearing on the agency’s draft 401 water quality certification for Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement project.
The honey bee population is in danger. If these important pollinators disappear, so will many of our favorite foods.