As the MPCA celebrates 50 years, the variety and complexity of environmental problems has changed, however our vision remains the same: Clean water, air and land support healthy communities and ecosystems, and a strong economy in Minnesota.
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. While our knowledge and technology have changed over the past 50 years, our purpose has remained the same — to protect and improve the environment, and to enhance human health. Take a look back at the work of the agency.
The MPCA has been monitoring water quality for five decades. While digging through old newsletters, we unearthed an interesting water monitoring relic.
Years ago, it was common to toss trash and unwanted items in a dump, a ditch, or "out back" to burn it. Unfortunately, getting rid of our trash that way didn’t make it disappear.
This year, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is celebrating 50 years of protecting and improving Minnesota’s land, air, and water.