You have until September 20th to stand up for WATER in Minnesota!
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is asking for feedback on the health of the Minnesota River Basin. The request is specific, and the links to the reports are below. Change only happens when concerned citizens engage and give feedback. We are asking you to share your concerns with the MPCA—tell them what you see on the river and the surrounding landscape.
Do not be intimidated by this format. MPCA needs to know what issues in the Minnesota River Basin concern you.
Be sure to let MPCA know how this process is working for you. If going to a meeting in Mankato is not possible, invite MPCA to come to your community. If responding to the technical language in this form is not helpful to you, say what YOU need to say. The most important outcome is that you respond to MPCA and communicate your concerns – that is the goal of this Water Action.
Below is the MPCA information. If you do nothing else, please click on this link and in the comments section, let MPCA know what is on your mind related to the Minnesota River Basin.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is seeing input and feedback on the Minnesota River Basin – specifically for the Minnesota River and Greater Blue Earth River Basin TMDL for TSS, the Watonwan River watershed, the Minnesota River-Mankato watershed, and the Lower Minnesota River watershed. If you click on any of the links above it will take you to the full reports for public comment and the summaries of these reports.
If you wish to download the form for public comment, you can do so here. Then you will be responsible for mailing your form in, or you can click here to send MPCA your feedback electronically.
Minnesota River Basin electronic form (will automatically go to )
Minnesota River Basin printable comment form – hard copy(wq-iw7-47r) (mail to Scott Maclean, 12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 2165, Mankato, MN 56001)
Suggestions for effective comments:
The more specific, the better. Reference the :
Name of the report
Specific reasons for changes and/or additions you suggest
The MPCA will respond to all comments received by 4:30 pm, Friday, September 20th. To ensure you receive a response, include your name and contact information.
The MPCA will post all written comments and responses on their website. www.pca.state.mn.us