News Watch: June 30

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Today’s Topics: Climate Change, Conservation, Energy, Frac Sand, Invasive Species, Mining, Parks & Trails, Pollinators, Pollution, Transportation, Waste & Recycling, Water, Wildlife & Fish, Loon Commons

Climate Change
The Huffington Post: Congress Gets Another Reminder From Scientists That Climate Change Isn’t Coming — It’s Already Here

MPR: Minnesota prairie restorers recruit a surprising ally: cows featuring MEP member groupThe Nature Conservancy

Midwest Energy News: Community solar exploding in Minnesota
NPR: Obama’s New Clean Energy Goal For North America: 50 Percent By 2025
The Journal: A road map for energy savings by Helen Booth-Tobin, policy and communications specialist at MEP member group the Center for Energy and Environment

Frac Sand
Winona Daily News: Big hearing on frac sand ban: Winona County planning commission to pick up debate Thursday featuring MEP member Land Stewardship Project

Invasive Species
St. Cloud Times: Big Watab Lake residents respond to AIS infestation

Mesabi Daily News: Polymet Advances
Mesabi Daily News: Rally Against Forest Service on Twin Metals Issue Today
MinnPost: PolyMet will not protect Minnesota’s waters
MPR: Iron Range rally urges mining lease hearing moved closer to home

Parks & Trails
Duluth News Tribune: Tree-cutting begins at Hartley
MPR: When the U.S. Military bombed the bogs of Minnesota
Pioneer Press: Scenic St. Croix River park reopening after 2-month makeover

MPR: How to plant a pollinator-friendly garden

Red Wing Republican Eagle: Agencies conducting emergency simulation at Prairie Island nuclear plant

MPR: Political zombie: Special session in limbo as talks go nowhere
Star Tribune: Transportation advocates push for a deal, though odds are slim

Waste & Recycling
Midwest Energy News: Q&A: Minnesota companies create ‘circular economy’ coalition

Alberta Lea Tribune: Shell Rock River State Water Trail is 35th in state featuring MEP member group the St. Croix River Association
Bluff Country Newspaper Group: Root River drainage study will impact entire state featuring MEP member group The Nature Conservancy
MPR: Minnesota OKs next step in Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion plan
St. Croix 360: Public River, Private Property: Balancing the St. Croix’s Scenery and Real Estate featuring MEP member group the St. Croix River Association

LTE, The Cap Times: Katharine Odell: Waukesha diversion OK puts Wisconsin’s greatest resource at risk
LTE, The Manitoulin Expositor: Everything You Need to Know About the Future of Transportation Systems

Wildlife & Fish
Pioneer Press: Too many muskies? Wisconsin’s ‘action lakes’ encourage keepers

News Watch: June 27

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Conservation, Energy, Parks & Trails, Pollution, Transportation, Waste & Recycling, Water, Wildlife & Fish, Loon Commons

Agriculture & Food
Austin Daily Herald: Some crops suffering, but most are in fine shape across state
NPR: How Native American Tribes Saved A Giant, Ancient Squash From Oblivion
Star Tribune: 4-H science challenge cultivates young agricultural leaders

Climate Change
Midwest Energy News: Teen activism moves Minneapolis suburb to pass climate initiative
The Saturday Paper: Naomi Klein on the racism that underlies climate change inaction

Lillie News: Sun Ray Library connects youth to reading and nature featuring MEP member groups Environmental Initiative and Urban Roots
Star Tribune: Dakota County to pay $4M for conservation easement in Inver Grove Heights
Star Tribune: North/east metro briefs: Woodbury offers freebies to cut down on water usage

NPR: ‘Beautiful Flight’ Across The Atlantic Is Major Milestone For Solar Plane
Winona Daily News: Alma, C-FC schools getting solar panels thanks to Dairyland Power

Parks & Trails
Austin Daily Herald: Shell Rock River Water Trail is the 35th in Minnesota

MPR: Ford completes environmental investigation on former St. Paul plant site
Star Tribune: Bicyclists strap on monitors to measure Twin Cities air quality
Star Tribune: Mondale sides with St. Croix River in U.S. Supreme Court private property case featuring MEP member group the St. Croix River Association

Southwest Journal: Bicycling in Minneapolis: It’s getting better all the time! featuring MEP member group the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota

Editorial, Star Tribune: Rapid buses give Twin Cities transit a boost

Waste & Recycling
Inforum: Fargo digging deeper to make new room for new trash in old landfill
MPR: Minn. companies embrace a ‘circular economy’ to boost recycling, reduce waste
MPR: Recycling moving to St. Paul alleys featuring MEP member group Eureka Recycling

MPR: Are your pipes made of lead? Here’s a quick way to find out
Press Release Rocket: Photo Contest to Showcase Minnesota’s Waters Starts Today featuring MEP member group The Nature Conservancy
Star Tribune: Appeals court ruling bottles up part of Fargo flood project

Wildlife & Fish
Bemidji Pioneer: Chippewa National Forest receives national ‘Rise to the Future Award’
MPR: Wildlife rehab: ‘Animals enrich our lives’
Star Tribune: Como Zoo helps rare toad escape extinction

News Watch: June 23

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Today’s Topics: Climate Change, Emissions, Energy, Frac Sand, Mining, Parks & Trails, Pollution, Sustainable Development, Transportation, Waste & Recycling, Water, Wildlife & Fish, Loon Commons

Climate Change
NBC News: Intense Heatwave Kills Four, Feeds Southwest Wildfires

MPR: Minnesota’s air quality: What you need to know

MPR: Dayton vows to appeal court’s ruling against coal power law
MPR: District energy seen as tool in energy transition
Public News Service: MN Consumer Watchdog Steps up Opposition to Xcel Energy Rate Increase
Timberjay: Green light for more green power

Frac Sand
Mother Jones: A Federal Judge Just Struck Down Obama’s Fracking Regulations

Inforum: Landslide concerns prompt change in Dakota Access pipeline’s N.D. route
MinnPost: Once Minnesota’s deepest mine, Soudan complex is now a state park
Pioneer Press: 2 N.D. oil well workers airlifted to Regions after blast kills 1

Op-ed, Post-Bulletin: Our View: Worries about Boundary Waters have merit

Parks & Trails
MPR: After 30 years of work, Superior Hiking Trail nearly complete    
MPR: What to do if you’re caught in the wilderness during a storm

Star Tribune: Southern Minnesota ethanol producer fined yet again for polluting
West Central Tribune: Willmar City Council hears stormwater management update

Sustainable Development
Northland’s News Center: Your Green Life: “A greener sidewalk at UMD”

Pioneer Press: Dakota County pulling out of efforts to expand metro-area mass transit
MinnPost: Temporary greenway tests out a possible future for north Minneapolis
The Guardian: Minneapolis tries to topple Portland as America’s most cycle-friendly city

Waste & Recycling
Timberjay: Wanted: Trash police

MPR: Waukesha unanimously granted access to Great Lakes water
NPR: ‘They Made It Worse’: Michigan Sues 2 Companies Over Flint Crisis

Wildlife & Fish
MPR: As deadly bat disease takes hold in Minn., scientists focus on future
Star Tribune: Rural areas are losing meadowlarks’ sweet summer songs featuring MEP member group the Audubon Society
St. Cloud Times: Keeping wildlife wild
Timberjay: Encouraging update on DNR moose study

News Watch: June 20

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Conservation, Energy, Frac Sand, Mining, Pollinators, Pollution, Sustainable Development, Transportation, Water, Wildlife & Fish, Loon Commons

Agriculture & Food
Austin Daily Herald: Farmers speak out about EPA corn proposal
NPR: How Canada Became A Greenhouse Superpower
Pioneer Press: New nonprofit Good Acre helps small farmers boost bottom line

Climate Change
Mother Jones: Antarctica’s CO2 Levels Are Now the Highest in 4 Million Years

Timberjay: Sharing a love of nature

MPR: District energy seen as tool in energy transition

Frac Sand
Winona Post: County moves on 1/2 cent sales tax, sand ban

Inforum: Veteran pipeline worker doubles as environmental watchdog
In These Times: Extractive Economies Threaten an Ancient Grain in Minnesota featuring MEP member groups WaterLegacy and Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
MinnPost: The Twin Metals mining project near the Boundary Waters is probably dead

OpEd, St. Cloud Times: Hear the buzz: Why we need to help keep the hives alive by Duane Ninneman, Executive Director of MEP member group CURE (Clean Up the River Environment)

Minnesota Daily: Facility spurs community health concerns featuring MEP member group Sierra Club  – North Star Chapter

Sustainable Development
Ars Technica: Municipal fiber network will let customers switch ISPs in seconds featuring MEP member group the Institute for Local Self-Reliance
MPR: Smaller Minnesota cities take the lead in sustainability

Star Tribune: MnDOT pilot project in Northfield gives bikes the green light featuring MEP member group the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota

NPR: For Olympic Sailors And Fishermen Alike, Rio’s Dirty Bay Sets Off Alarms
Press Publications: Water conservation collaboration receives award featuring MEP member group Environmental Initiative
Pioneer Press: Woodbury pond’s floating islands filter algae, odors
Red Wing Republican Eagle: Boat tour hopes to build bridge to arts community featuring MEP member groups Audubon Minnesota and Conservation Minnesota

Wildlife & Fish
Duluth News Tribune: Peregrine families growing on power plant smokestacks
Duluth News Tribune: Sam Cook: How — and how much — are soft plastics affecting fish?
MPR: Fish have feelings, too: the inner lives of our ‘underwater cousins’
Northfield News: Audubon Minnesota hosts presentation at senior center featuring MEP member group Audubon Minnesota

News Watch: June 16

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Energy, Invasive Species, Mining, Parks & Trails, Pollution, Sustainable Development, Transportation, Waste & Recycling, Water, Wildlife & Fish, Loon Commons

Agriculture & Food
Brainerd Dispatch: Minnesota Department of Agriculture calls for advisory committee applicants
MPR: A map of where your food originated may surprise you

Climate Change
Grist: Welcome to the future, where it’s so hot roads are buckling
Intercontinental Cry: To combat climate change, restore land ownership to Indigenous Peoples
Washington Post: The atmosphere has hit a grim milestone — and scientists say we’ll never go back ‘within our lifetimes’

Austin Daily Herald: County to use new wind money for roads
MPR: Iron Range agency approves $36M subsidy for wood siding plant
MinnPost: World fossil-fuel use could peak in 9 years, a new analysis finds

Editorial, Duluth News Tribune: Reader’s view: Clean Power Plan will help ensure healthy future

Invasive Species
Duluth News Tribune: License affirmation reinforces Minnesota’s aquatic invasive species laws

Pioneer Press: Minnesota coal plant law fails again at appeals court
Star Tribune: Copper mine developer fires back at US Forest Service

Parks & Trails
Brainerd Dispatch: Crow Wing County Board: Northwoods trail system gets nod

MinnPost: Pollution Control Agency enlists north Minneapolis residents in effort to pull recycling facility’s permit

Sustainable Development
Northland’s News Center: Your Green Life: “St. Mary’s Apartment”

MinnPost: Can a high-speed rail line from Rochester to the Twin Cities be built without any public money?
MPR: Still no deal on special session
Pioneer Press: Minnesota lawmakers trade blame over failed bonding bill

Editorial, MinnPost: Minnesota should go all in on electric buses featuring MEP member group Fresh Energy

Waste & Recycling
Austin Daily Herald: Recycling Oak Park Mall; Center takes 800 tons of material to be melted down into steel
Pioneer Press: Mississippi River clean-up keeps St. Paul looking like it cares

Duluth News Tribune: Five North Shore beaches posted as unsafe
Star Tribune: Disputed St. Croix River land parcel not ‘buildable,’ U.S. Supreme Court filing says

Wildlife & Fish
New York Times: Australian Rodent Is First Mammal Made Extinct by Human-Driven Climate Change, Scientists Say
Star Tribune: Como will be “Blooming Butterflies” this weekend

LTE, Mankato Free Press: OUR VIEW Monarchs: Look to the road ditches to help butterflies

News Watch: June 13

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Energy, Parks & Trails, Pollinators, Pollution, Sustainable Development, Transportation, Water, Wildlife & Fish, Loon Commons

Agriculture & Food
Ely Echo: MDA to conduct final gypsy moth treatments in Ely and Two Harbors on Tuesday, June 14
Inforum: AgweekTV: Back To The Farm
Mankato Free Press: Far from a ‘waste of time: 4-H team project tackles food waste
Star Tribune: Will microbes save agriculture? Start-ups and big companies alike are betting it’s an option
Timberjay: Bug Spray
Timberjay: June frost tests patience of area gardeners

Climate Change
Mother Jones: What If We Could Turn CO2 Into Stone?
MPR: Regulators accelerate coal plant retirements in northern Minnesota featuring MEP member group Sierra Club

LTE, Minnpost: The EPA is right to begin regulating methane

Midwest Energy News: Minnesota community’s energy focus gives it edge in national competition
Midwest Energy News: Minnesota regulators halt rural co-ops’ fixed charges for solar

Parks & Trails
Pioneer Press: New Orleans-to-Itasca Mississippi River bikers hit St. Paul soon featuring MEP member group Friends of the Parks & Trails of St. Paul & Ramsey County

LTE, International Falls Journal: OUR VIEW: More could be done

Alexandria Echo Press: PF, AAHS team up to educate and provide for pollinators
Star Tribune: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum to buzz with new bee center in September

MPR: Light pollution hides Milky Way from 80 percent of North Americans, atlas shows
Public News Service: MN Environmentalists Want More from New Toxics Rules featuring MEP member group Clean Water Action

Sustainable Development
MinnPost: Finding power in the local: How Grand Marais is tapping green technologies to reach for sustainability

MinnPost: With inauguration of ‘A Line,’ BRT comes to MSP

Duluth News Tribune: New well in Ashland undergoing final tests
Timberjay: EPA wants answers from State AG on water regulations

Wildlife & Fish
Pine Journal: Carlton students conduct research at Thomson Reservoir
St. Cloud Times: Building artificial habitat for Mille Lacs terns
Timberjay: Fish and Wildlife: Moose may warrant ESA listing featuring MEP member group Center for Biological Diversity
Timberjay: Guarded optimism as bats emerge from mine

LTE, Red Wing Republican Eagle: Editorial: A beautiful piece of infrastructure

News Watch: June 9

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Conservation, Energy, Mining, Parks & Trails, Pollution, Sustainable Development, Waste & Reycling, Wildlife & Fish, Loon Commons

Agriculture & Food
Inforum: Spiritual science: Ayr, ND, orchard is biodynamic
West Central Tribune: Bioreactor on Gorans Farm focus for U research
West Central Tribune: Sugar co-op prepares for stricter rules

Climate Change
Honor the Earth: Honor the Earth’s 2015 Annual Report
Intercontinental Cry: Mobilizing for COP21: Interview with Tom Goldtooth, Part IPart II
MinnPost: Undersea waves may melt Arctic Ice
Star Tribune: Northern Spark turns climate change into a fun night out

Duluth News Tribune: Superior National Forest supervisor retiring
International Falls Journal: KSWCD hires forest resource specialist

MinnPost: A record-setting year for renewables, as developing countries take the lead
Northland’s News Center: Your Green Life: Thompson Hydro Dam

Honor the Earth: Supporting “Sacred Stone Spirit” Camp – No Dakota Access
FOX2: Snyder: You can’t guarantee there won’t be Enbridge spill in Great Lakes

Parks & Trails
Duluth News Tribune: Superior Hiking Trail celebrates 30 years on the North Shore

MinnPost: Should lawyers have to report clients for environmental abuse? Prof says yes

Sustainable Development
Austin Daily Herald: Legislature strikes out on broadband
UMN Institute on the Environment: A mighty good investment
UMN Institute on the Environment: Biomass and solar energy expansion could add over 2,000 jobs to NE Minnesota economy
Winona Daily News: Corps seeks comments on repairs to Lock and Dam 5A near Fountain City

Wildlife & Fish
MPR: What are man-made chemicals doing to fish? MN scientists seek answers
Pioneer Press: Lawmaker limits DNR plans to expand elk herd in northwest Minnesota
Pioneer Press: Vanishing songbird beats the odds in Minnesota
Quetico Superior Foundation: Public Input Sought on Designating Minnesota Moose as ‘Endangered’ featuring MEP member group The Center for Biological Diversity

Waste & Recycling
MPR: Prairie Island Indian Community seeking federal trust for new land
Red Wing Republican Eagle: U.S Court of Appeals upholds rule on nuclear waste storage
Star Tribune: The Scent Buster: Fargo scientist sniffs out landfill issues

AnchorLoon Commons blog: 

Legislative Session Wrap-Up: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
What is CREP? It’s another tool to revitalized our water quality
Broadband for All

News Watch: June 6

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Conservation, Energy, Mining, Parks & Trails, Pollution, Sustainable Development, Transportation, Waste & Reycling, Water, Wildlife & Fish, Loon Commons

Agriculture & Food
Duluth News Tribune: Learning sustainability and getting noticed
Inforum: AgweekTV: Genotyping center
Inforum: Understanding behavior is increasingly important to farming

Climate Change
LTE, Star Tribune: Climate change: While we’re waiting for solutions, it must start with us

MPR: Douglas Brinkley, ‘Rightful Heritage: FDR and the Land of America’

Duluth News Tribune: Minnesota Power announces bigger rebates for rooftop solar
Midwest Energy News: At a Minneapolis grain silo, a new approach to capture waste heat
Midwest Energy News: Critics: Minnesota utility’s solar plan pushes out competitors featuring MEP member group Sierra Club – North Star Chapter
Midwest Energy News: Wind and solar could meet nearly all Midwest energy needs by 2050, researcher says
The Guardian: Renewable energy smashes global records in 2015, report shows

Timberjay: Mining regulation? Legislature shows a lack of will

Parks & Trails
Duluth News Tribune: Underwater sensor may detect deadly rip currents

Alexandria Echo Press: A burning problem
Pioneer Press: After Lake Superior freighter runs aground, a plan to refloat it

Sustainable Development
Brainerd Dispatch: Biz Buzz: Cyclenomics working in Crosby

Duluth News Tribune: DTA bringing back popular routes
Politics in MN:Capitol Report: Dayton, GOP mix it up over bonding, taxes, transportation

Waste & Recycling
Alexandria Echo Press: Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management honored in partnership featuring MEP member organization Environmental Initiative
Mankato Free Press: Mankato food composting getting cheaper, more convenient

Star Tribune: Political feud disrupts Minnesota outdoors and environment commission
Mother Jones: Small-Town America Has a Serious Drinking-Water Problem
Wisconsin Public Radio: US, Canada Agree To Reduce Some Chemicals In Great Lakes

Wildlife & Fish
Duluth News Tribune: Dayton signs bill to fund Minnesota elk study
MPR: Beleaguered moose population may warrant endangered species protection
Star Tribune: Hundreds of west metro fish may have been killed by disease
Star Tribune: The curse of carp

News Watch: June 1

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Conservation, Energy, Invasive Species, Mining, Parks & Trails, Pollution, Sustainable Development, Transportation, Waste & Reycling, Water, Wildlife & Fish, Loon Commons

Agriculture & Food
Bemidji Pioneer: MASTER GARDENERS: Too ‘mulch’ of a good thing
Public News Service: Report Makes Strong Case for Less Antibiotic Use in Agriculture

Editorial, Star Tribune: Environmentalists, agriculture industry team up on Minnesota water quality

Climate Change
MinnPost: Climate change adding toxins to crops, as livestock trends create diseases
MPR: Researchers work to make milk greener
Northlands News Center: Minneosta’s warmer weather has attracted more ticks
Star Tribune: Changing climate will reduce corn production, University of Minnesota study predicts

LTE, Duluth News Tribune: Local view: Federal legislation urgently needed to price carbon to reflect its true costs
LTE, Duluth News Tribune: Reader’s View: Responsible discussion needed on climate change

Brainerd Dispatch: Environmental protection grants available
Inforum: ND firm wins U.S. top court ruling over wetlands permits

Duluth News Tribune: Solar garden support: Devil in the details
Inforum: Cass County Electric breaks ground for largest solar array in North Dakota
West Central Tribune: Solar sprouting in Southwest Minnesota

Invasive Species
Bemidji Pioneer: ENVIRONMENT: Record number of inspectors hired to curb invasive species

Inforum: Sierra Club sues to block Bakken pipeline
MPR: Expired mineral leases latest flashpoint over mining near Boundary Waters

Parks & Trails
Echo Press: Dayton vetoes bill that included funding for Andes Tower Hills

Bemidji Pioneer: EPA tightening rules for 3M-made pollutants

Sustainable Development
Inforum: Concordia students envision cleaner energy future for F-M
Star Tribune: Prekindergarten, rural broadband, racial equity all get boost in spending bill signed by Dayton

Bemidji Pioneer: Light rail project a heavyweight state issue: Controversy over southwest Twin Cities proposal doomed spending on public works, transportation projects statewide
Star Tribune: Dayton seeks spending for U, buildings and transit in special session
Star Tribune: LRT beats the automobile for getting from airport to downtown Minneapolis 
Star Tribune: Minneapolis adopts ‘complete streets’ policy

Waste & Recycling
International Falls Journal: Waste in recycle trailer poses safety risk, threatens program

MPR: Land O’Lakes, Minnesota partner on water quality initiative

Wildlife & Fish
Bemidji Pioneer: Keeping an eye on the eagles: Hike at state park draws a crowd
Brainerd Dispatch: Wild animal rehab focus of Chautauqua program
MPR: Can planting more milkweed save monarch butterflies? It’s complicated
Star Tribune: Hundreds of dead fish wash ashore in Lake Independence
Star Tribune: Review: ‘If Bees Are Few: A Hive of Bee Poems,’ edited by James Lenfestey
West Central Tribune: DNR wants more voices at table in setting deer management goals


MEP and members urge agreement on bonding

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Minnesota Environmental Partnership and our member groups delivered the following letter to Governor Dayton and Legislative leaders calling for the Legislature to reach an agreement with the Governor on a bonding package that includes the full $210 million in funding for key priorities for our Great Outdoors.

Read the full text of the letter below:

The 2016 Legislature adjourned with some very important business left unfinished. High among these is passage of a precedent setting package of bonding initiatives proposed by Governor Dayton to protect and restore the water across Minnesota.

The undersigned organizations call on the Legislature to reach agreement with the Governor on a bonding package that includes the full $210 million funding for these priorities for our state and for the Governor to then call the Legislature back into a Special Session to pass them. These are all key bonding priorities for the environment and conservation community. They include three line items under the Public Facilities Authority, the RIM Reserve Conservation Easements/CREP Match under the Board of Water & Soil Resources, and the St. Louis River Area of Concern Clean-Up under the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Each of these key investments will pay long-lasting dividends for the people of our state and most will leverage addition Federal funds.

All of these initiatives received some funding in the bonding proposals that were considered by the Legislature. We urge that these priorities be funded at the levels recommended by the Governor in a Special Session.

Public Facilities Authority
Water Infrastructure: $25 million. These funds help local governments repair and modernize their aging wastewater and drinking water systems through essential clean water and drinking water projects. These projects serve the needs of residents and businesses, alike. State funds trigger Federal grants and support affordable, low-interest loans.

Wastewater Infrastructure Fund (WIF): $80 million. The Water Infrastructure Funding Program increases aid to communities rehabilitating aging wastewater and drinking water infrastructure systems. Grant funding is based on the average household income of residents and is designed to keep clean water affordable for Minnesotans.

Point Source Implementation Grants: $62 million. The Point Source Implementation Grant Program helps lift the burden off local communities’ wastewater treatment plant upgrades. Upgrading wastewater treatment plants is a tried and true method of improving water quality and making progress on water quality restoration and protection goals.

Board of Water and Soil Resources
Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) Reserve Conservation Easements for Federal CREP match: $30 million. The Reinvest in Minnesota Reserve program helps willing Minnesota farmland owners to conserve soil, eliminate erosion, protect habitat, and improve water quality. It also helps cover the cost of installing and maintaining buffers where required under the buffer law passed in 2015 and amended in 2016. State bonding at $30 million for RIM will leverage another $60 million in Federal dollars, and is part of a five year 100,000-acre clean water effort.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
St. Louis River AOC Clean Up: $12.7 million. This project will clean up contaminated sediment and industrial waste at ten locations at the St. Louis River Estuary and the Duluth harbor and bay. The House and Senate’s shared contribution equals 35 percent of the total project cost, and will be matched by 65 percent Federal funding.
We thank you for all of your hard work this session, and ask your support for the above priorities.

Steve Morse, Executive Director
Minnesota Environmental Partnership

Alliance for Sustainability
Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis
Audubon Society of St. Paul
Austin Coalition for Environmental Sustainability
Clean Water Fund/Action Alliance
CURE (Clean Up the River Environment)
Environment Minnesota
Fresh Energy
Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
Friends of the Cloquet Valley State Forest
Friends of The Mississippi River
Friends of the Parks & Trails of St. Paul & Ramsey County
Institute for Local Self Reliance
Izaak Walton League – Minnesota Division
Kids for Saving Earth
Land Stewardship Project
League of Women Voters Minnesota
Lower Phalen Creek Project
Lutheran Advocacy – Minnesota
Mankato Area Environmentalists
Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
Minnesota Conservation Federation
Minnesota Food Association
Minnesota Forestry Association
Minnesota Land Trust
Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union
Minnesota Public Interest Research Group
Minnesota Renewable Energy Society
Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter
National Parks Conservation Association
Renewing the Countryside
Save Our Sky Blue Waters
Save Lake Superior Association
Sierra Club – North Star Chapter
St. Croix River Association
Transit for Livable Communities
The Trust for Public Land
Voyageurs National Park Association