Governor’s Office to Host 25 by ’25 Town Hall Meetings

For 25 years CURE has worked from many angles to protect and restore water quality in Minnesota, especially in the highly agricultural watersheds of the Minnesota River Basin. Results are mixed, but it’s clear that we cannot claim success. Forty Percent of Minnesota’s surface waters tested to date fail to meet protective water quality standards.

Governor Dayton recognizes that Minnesota has not done enough to protect our state’s iconic waters. This year he named water quality improvement a top priority of his administration and announced his target goal to achieve a 25% improvement in water quality by 2025.

CURE members have boldly supported the governor’s clean water efforts. They advocated on behalf of the governor’s buffer law, advocated for smarter agricultural practices at the Governor’s water summits, and on a daily basis champion efforts that advocate for cleaner water.

Here’s another opportunity for all of us to step up for Minnesota’s water and share what we believe to be true with other Minnesotans and state officials. Plan to attend one of 10 Town Hall meetings where citizens will gather to collaboratively combat Minnesota’s growing water pollution problems and help the governor reach this 25 by ’25 goal.

For more information visit the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy’s 25 by ’25 goal website.

Below is a schedule of the meetings.  We encourage you to find the one nearest to your community and attend.

Southeast MN: Rochester – Monday, July 31, 2017 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm

South Central MN: Mankato – Wednesday, August 16, 2017 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Southwest MN: Marshall – Thursday, August 17, 2017 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Northwest MN: Crookston – Tuesday, September 5, 2017 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm

West Central MN: St. Cloud – Wednesday, September 6, 2017 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Northeast MN: Ely – Tuesday, September 12, 2017 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm

North Central MN: Bemidji – Wednesday, September 13, 2017 – 6:30pm -8:30pm

Twin Cities Metro: Minneapolis – Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Twin Cities Metro: Burnsville – Wednesday, October 4, 2017 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Twin Cities Metro: Stillwater – Thursday, October 5, 2017 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm