Waterfront Bulletin is a monthly electronic newsletter featuring timely updates on impaired waters, watershed project funding, and activities related to water restoration and protection throughout Minnesota.
- Commission receives 273 proposals totaling $191M for lottery funding
- New funding program announced for small watersheds
- Are lakes and streams getting better or worse? Second round of watershed monitoring will tell
- MPCA withdraws wild rice rulemaking, awaits decision on legislative proposal
- Comment period extended on draft studies for Bois de Sioux River watershed
- MPCA, MDH commissioners to EPA: Proposed rule on science ‘dangerous’
- EPA approves TMDL for Little Fork River watershed in northern Minnesota
- Targeted local efforts restore water quality in metro-area lakes
- Online library expands for Minnesota water research
- Native plant expo and market set for metro locations in June
- In the news and online: 3M pollution settlement, Willmar chain of lakes
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.
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- Actions to take to make every day Earth Day
- Just in time for spring construction planning: 0% loans for watershed projects
- Outdoors council opens funding round of $100 million
- By foot and by boat, volunteers take to the water to collect valuable data
- New studies find that land alterations impair fish, insects, and recreation in Bois de Sioux River Watershed
- Time for a plastic diet: 6.9 billion tons of plastic waste to manage
- Draft water quality reports offer opportunities for South Fork Crow River watershed improvements
- Root River Field to Stream Partnership, Land O’Lakes initiative win environmental awards
- Public comment period extended for two draft Duluth urban streams reports
- Upcoming events: Earth Day events, Water Action Day, ways to advocate
- In the news and online: Wild rice, 3M settlement, Polymet
The official Earth Day may only come once a year, but you can celebrate it every day. Here are some earth-friendly things you can do to help protect the air we breathe, the water we use, and the land we live on.
It started in 1998 with 17 volunteers monitoring the health of 22 stream sites in southeast Minnesota. Today there are more than 400 volunteers and 500 stream sites across Minnesota.
Editor: Cathy Rofshus, 507-206-2608.
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