The city of Morgan in Redwood County is undertaking a $20.5 million project to replace its aging mechanical plant for a pond system.
Does it seems like the number of alerts due to wildfires has increased in the past few years? We’ve had 26 air-quality alerts since 2015—14 of those due to wildfire smoke. That’s twice the number of smoke-related alerts in the previous 7 years.
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!
By 2100, summer in Brainerd may be like that now felt over 300 miles farther south. That's equal to moving Brainerd 217 feet south every day. MPCA is working to help communities build resiliency.
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 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.