Apr

29

Geocaching lends to great family fun!

If you are trying to get your kids out of the house and away from the television, the Minnesota state parks and trails have launched a new statewide geocaching challenge. Earth Day 2015, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) unveiled their “Call of the Wildflowers” Challenge. This new challenge is designed to engage the public […]

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Apr

29

Public Paddle: Paddle the Minnesota River State Water Trail in a Day

We are doing something we have never done before – attempting to paddle the entire Minnesota River in a single day. Can it be done? We are not sure, but we are joining forces with the Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) and three other partners to sponsor a “Public Paddle Day” on Saturday, June […]

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Apr

28

Buffers Now! Update: Though the Legislature is Stalling, Public Pressure is On

Though there was a flurry of activity in early March when the buffer bills (HF 1534 and SF 1537) were introduced, since then, much of the public legislative activity around buffers has stalled. A hearing in the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee went nowhere, and while the Senate Bill was passed out of the […]

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Apr

28

Participants Explore Growing Clean Water: Connecting Agriculture and Stewardship

To kick off CURE’s Annual Meeting Day of Engagement, more than 50 people discussed and debated the issues surrounding Growing Clean Water: Connecting Agriculture and Stewardship. This was the second convening of CURE’s Minnesota Rural Progressive Roundtable Series.

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Apr

27

State Lawmakers Attack Clean Energy On Earth Day

Over the past 4 months, the CURE Energy Program has been hard at work organizing support for increasing the state’s Renewable Energy Standard. In February, we brought grassroots supporters from western Minnesota to the state capitol. We invited citizens to town hall meetings with state lawmakers in Morris, Granite Falls, Moorhead, and Willmar. Farmers, business […]

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