Aug

20

“Waters of the US” Public Comment Period Extended

On March 24, the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers proposed a rule to clarify “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. According to the Clean Water Act, “waters of the US” are subject to regulation, which means that, among other things, point source polluters must obtain a permit prior to […]

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Aug

20

Cedar Summit Farm Prevails in CapX2020 Transmission Battle

“People need electricity; we realize this,” Florence Minar said. “But it’s just a matter of fairness. And if you have to buy a farmer out, give them a fair payment so he can go set up somewhere else without fighting about it, or without telling him he doesn’t deserve it.” Post by Duane Ninneman, Executive Director and the Director of Climate & Energy.

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Aug

06

Groundwater 101: Why Should I Care?

This is the third part in a multipart series called Groundwater 101. Groundwater 101 provides the foundation for a good working understanding of groundwater—the source of drinking water for 75% of Minnesotans. Post by Ariel Herrod, Watershed Sustainability Program Coordinator.

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Jul

22

Simon Lake BioBlitz: “We totally blitzed that prairie!”

On July 12, some 40-50 people gathered in a white tent between Sheep Berry Fen Preserve and managed grazing lands. They had come for the Simon Lake BioBlitz: a day of neighborly connection, nature nerdery, and some good old fashioned fresh air, and they were not disappointed. Post by Ariel Herrod.

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Jul

22

Groundwater 101: Where Does Groundwater Come From? Where Does It Go?

This is the second part in a multipart series called Groundwater 101. Groundwater 101 provides the foundation for a good working understanding of groundwater—the source of drinking water for 75% of Minnesotans. Blog post by Ariel Herrod, Watershed Sustainability Program Coordinator.

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