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Working to protect the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities area
The Minnesota Water Sustainability Framework, commissioned by the 2010 Minnesota Legislature, is a first-of-its-kind plan to protect Minnesota's lakes, rivers and groundwater for the 21st century and beyond.
Presented in draft form to the Minnesota Legislature January 5th, the framework addresses a range of water-related issues — drinking water quality, storm water management, agricultural and industrial water use, surface and groundwater interactions, ecological needs, invasive species and Minnesota's water infrastructure system — all within the context of changing climate, demographics, and land use and development.
The framework emphasizes several key, high-priority legislative recommendations, including:
Friends of the Mississippi River thanks the hundreds of stakeholders and visionary leaders who worked together to develop this groundbreaking roadmap to a sustainable water future in our state. We look forward to keeping our e-newsletter and website readers up-to-date on its progress.