MEP sign-on letter: Governor urge support for Clean Water Council recommendations

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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

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