This is a sign-on letter sent from the MEP member groups to Governor Mark Dayton.
December 23, 2014
Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor
116 Veterans Service Building
20 West 12th Street
St. Paul, MN 55155
Dear Governor Dayton,
We, the undersigned organizations, are writing to urge your support for the Clean Water Council’s FY16-17 Clean Water Fund recommendations.
Over the past two years, the 28-member Clean Water Council has conducted extensive outreach to solicit feedback from state agencies, water resource scientists, and water quality stakeholders on the draft Clean Water Fund recommendations.
The final recommendations make important investments in water quality monitoring, drinking water protection, watershed restoration, and technical assistance tools, while dedicating 61 percent of the funds ($135 million) to on-the-ground pollution reduction projects.
We urge you to follow the final Clean Water Council’s FY16-17 Clean Water Fund recommendations in your budget recommendations to the 2015 Minnesota Legislature.
Steve Morse Minnesota Environmental Partnership
Sean Gosiewski Alliance for Sustainability
Deanna White Clean Water Fund
Duane Ninneman Clean Up the River (CURE)
Cora Ellenson-Myers Environment Minnesota
Paul Danicic Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
Barry Drazkowski Izaak Walton League of America – Minnesota Division
Bobby King Land Stewardship Project
Susan Sheridan Tucker League of Women Voters of Minnesota
Sister Gladys Schmitz Mankato Area Environmentalists
Scott Strand Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
Tom Bell Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union
Cc: Pat Flowers – Chair, Clean Water Council Cc: Gene Merriam – Vice Chair, Clean Water Council