News Releases: February 2018

Premier scenic area also home to increasing development, impairments Monday, February 26, 2018

Lake Superior’s North Shore between Duluth’s Lester River and Beaver Bay is one of the state’s premier scenic and recreational attractions, but increasing development, altered drainage, forests and vegetation have contributed to seven impaired streams.

East metro residents will see investments in clean water and natural resources from 3M grant Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Portions of the grant will be devoted to assuring clean drinking water supplies to east metropolitan residents and others dedicated to improving the east metro’s aquatic resources and wildlife habitat.

Protect and restore St. Louis River watershed resources: MPCA reports Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Located in the Lake Superior Basin, monitoring and analysis showed water quality is fair-to-good in the watershed’s entire stream network and many of its 375 lakes.

Plan for investing $47 million from Volkswagen settlement in a better, cleaner Minnesota environment is now ready for public input Thursday, February 15, 2018

Minnesota’s draft Volkswagen plan was crafted with significant public input provided over a year of nine public meetings held across the state, nearly 300 written comments, and over 800 survey responses to determine how Minnesotans want to spend the settlement funds.

Open for comment: Environmental review of proposed Minnesota Slip cleanup project Monday, February 5, 2018

The proposal will place clean material, dredged from the Duluth/Superior harbor, on top the existing contaminated sediments.