Waterfront Bulletin is a monthly e-newsletter featuring timely updates on impaired waters, watershed project funding, and activities related to water restoration and protection throughout Minnesota.
- Sept. 20: Deadline for commenting on Minnesota River Basin studies
- Upcoming events: Farm BMPs showcase, boat tour and open house
- Solutions for the Minnesota River: Farm practices build soil health and improve water quality
- More changes needed to improve water quality of Minnesota River and tributaries
- Carving a path from polluted to more picturesque in the Minnesota River-Mankato watershed
- Improving Watonwan River water quality hinges on land use practices that reduce soil, fertilizer loss
- Sediment, phosphorus, and bacteria are big problems for water quality in the Lower Minnesota River watershed
Several MPCA TMDL and WRAPS reports are open for public comment now. Public input can make study and strategy reports better, by providing additional information and ideas for implementing changes to reach water quality goals.
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- Widespread changes needed for waters in Minnesota River Basin to improve
- Draft Lake Pepin Watershed Phosphorus TMDL Report available for informal comment
- AgroEcology summit promotes better habitat, ag profit
- Studies: Forest preservation critical to protecting ‘very good’ water quality in Mississippi River-Grand Rapids watershed
- Low flows, bacteria, suspended sediment hurting recreation in Red Lake River Watershed
- ‘We Are Water MN’ exhibit moving to Grand Rapids
- In the news and online: Polymet permits and more
Changes in water and land management are needed across the Minnesota River Basin to improve water quality in the state’s namesake river, as well as streams and lakes throughout the 10 million acres of the basin.
The exhibit and events are designed to build awareness of the ways water shapes the history, culture, and identity of those who live in the headwaters. August 4 - September 16.
Editor: Cathy Rofshus, 507-206-2608
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