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MN Water Sustainability Framework Meeting

April 14, 2012

According to the Water Resource Management website- “In fall of 2008, Minnesotans passed The Clean Water, Land and Legacy Act, an amendment to the state’s constitution that created a three-eighths of a percent sales tax to fund, among other things, the protection and preservation of Minnesota’s freshwater. The amendment has the potential to raise more than $275 million a year – of which roughly one third (about $85 million a year) will go toward protecting and preserving Minnesota’s surface and ground water.

In spring 2009, the legislature took the first step in investing that money, appropriating $750,000 to the University of Minnesota’s Water Resources Center to create a comprehensive, 25-year framework for the sustainable management of Minnesota’s water resources. The framework is intended to serve as a roadmap—with clear signposts on how and when to spend the money and on what initiatives—based on scientific research, expert opinion, and input from citizens around the state.”

Speaker- Jean Coleman, attorney and land use planner

Contact Gwen Myers for more information.

 

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Date:
April 14, 2012
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Edina City Hall
Edina,