Minnesota Environmental Partnership Names Matt Norton As New Campaign Director

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Minnesota Environmental Partnership, the state’s largest environmental coalition, has announced the selection of conservation and legal expert Matt Norton as the group’s new Campaign Director.

“Matt has a proven ability to use sound science and strong leadership to achieve results for Minnesota’s environment,” said Steve Morse, Minnesota Environmental Partnership’s executive director. “His work for our coalition will be crucial at this time, with new state decision makers coming in and new opportunities and challenges arising for the conservation community.”

As Campaign Director, Norton will work with Minnesota Environmental Partnership’s more than 75 member organizations to achieve the coalition’s collaborative environmental priorities: solar energy expansion, more effective cleanup of Minnesota’s polluted waters, protection of the Boundary Waters and Lake Superior from sulfide mining pollution, and expanded investments in conservation and transit.

Norton brings a decade of experience to the coalition, including eight years as the Forestry and Wildlife Advocate and Staff Attorney for the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy. He most recently served as a land conservationist for the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District.

“As an avid outdoorsperson, I look forward to working with the many MEP organizations from across our state to protect and restore our Great Outdoors,”

Norton said.  He will assume his responsibilities November 29, 2012.

 Minnesota Environmental Partnership is a statewide coalition of environmental and conservation nonprofits. Together, our coalition members and supporters work for clean energy, clean water, and investments in Minnesota’s Great Outdoors through policy initiatives, public education, and community events.

For additional information, contact: Steve Morse at 651.290.0154 or stevemorse@mepartnership.org

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