I had the good fortune this past weekend of being able to bum a ride on the Mississippi River in St. Paul. If you were anywhere near the Twin Cities, I am sure you know that the weather was fantastic for such a voyage. Traveling from downtown St. Paul up to Fort Snelling takes you past a… Read more »
Posts By: Minnesota Environmental Partnership
For its fourth meeting, the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources moved out of the hallowed halls of the State Office Building and headed northward…
Here’s to Cleveland!
The third meeting of the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) took place on Tuesday, September 19. In a move to foster forward momentum on the allocation of funds from the committee, outside speakers were invited to present their cases as to why their organizations deserved ongoing funding.
Have you ever wanted to record a rap song about how fire benefits a grassland ecosystem? Well someone has beaten you to it. Two people actually. I don’t know who they are, but Patrick Sullivan and Brett Smith have their names attached to this. Word on the street is that they are associated with a fire crew… Read more »
Last week the Minnesota Environmental Partnership board officially welcomed three new organizations to the partnership. Check them out:
The Minnesota League of Conservation Voters Education Fund has just released a new report of environmental funding on the state level. In this update, the League continues their indepth analysis of how our state tax and fee dollars are spent on conservation and environmental issues. Interested in knowing what the budget priorities are? How has environmental funding faired over… Read more »
The U.S. Coast Guard announced in August that it had identified a few locations in the Great Lakes where it wanted to practice shooting things to better protect the homeland. It already does this on occassion, but since it wanted to make the zones permanently available, it began a process for public comment (each time… Read more »
The 2006 legislature allocated money for the creation of a “Comprehensive Statewide Conservation and Preservation Plan.” To facilitate who will get to create this plan, a Request for Proposals (RFP) has been drafted by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). They are taking public comments on the draft RFP for the next two weeks… Read more »
MEP’s Northeast Program Coordinator Julie O’Leary is a guest author this week on the Great Lakes Town Hall website (http://www.greatlakestownhall.org/), a space on the web dedicated to facilitating public discussions from people around the Great Lakes. Julie has begun her week of postings with an interesting look at Minnesota’s relationship to the largest lake in the world…. Read more »