Rachel's 4-H project in high school led to a career in civil engineering with an environmental focus.
One of MPCA's most important jobs is to issue timely air, water and land permits that protect human health and the environment. Data shows that the agency continues to improve its permitting efficiency.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MPCA starts its second cycle of monitoring throughout Minnesota this year, circling back to watersheds first monitored in 2008.
High temperatures and rain can lead to toxic blue-green algae blooms in our lakes and streams. This algae can be harmful to you and your pets, so stay out of suspicious green water.
Steve has lived near Lanesboro for 17 years and has monitored Gribben Creek for 14 years. "I volunteer because I have a great love for all things outdoors.”
Hot, sunny weather brings the possibility of air quality alerts due to ozone. But what is ozone? Find out more.
When lakes and rivers are polluted with phosphorus, sediment, and other contaminants, it can take years of effort and expense to restore water quality. But this restoration work is having an impact.