News Releases: April 2016

MPCA recognizes wastewater plant operators for excellence Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The MPCA recently recognized 288 Minnesota wastewater treatment facilities for maintaining a perfect record of permit compliance during 2015.

MPCA seeks comments from public on proposed hog feedlot in Redwood County Wednesday, April 20, 2016

If approved, the proposed farrowing, breeding and gestation operation will house a total of 3,392 sows and 1,190 gilts in three barns.

Comments invited on reports about restoring Root River and tributaries Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The MPCA is accepting comments on the reports through May 16.

Get hooked on volunteering and help Minnesota’s waters Thursday, April 14, 2016

More than 1,300 Minnesotans participate in the Citizen Monitoring Programs, but in order to reach all water bodies across Minnesota, more volunteers are needed.

UPDATE: MPCA expands air pollution health advisory to include the Twin Cities Thursday, April 14, 2016

The affected area includes Mankato, Hutchinson, St. Cloud, Marshall, Willmar, Detroit Lakes, Brainerd, Bemidji and Thief River Falls.

MPCA seeks comments on water quality reports for Mustinka River Watershed Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The MPCA has published a set of two reports on the Mustinka River watershed, and is seeking comments from the public on both.

MPCA beginning water quality monitoring field work throughout Minnesota Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The most intensive monitoring activities will focus on five of Minnesota’s 80 major watersheds —  Mississippi River-Brainerd, Mississippi River-Sartell, the Ottertail River, the River Kettle and Upper St. Croix River watersheds.

Farmer panel to share water quality projects and practices at Chippewa River watershed annual meeting Tuesday, April 5, 2016

At the CRWP annual meeting April 7 in Starbuck, a panel of area farmers who have been making changes called for in the plan will share their experiences on how it’s both profitable and helps achieve water quality goals.