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Volunteers at the 2019 Earth Day cleanup

We're planning a busy spring of trash cleanups, garlic mustard pulls and more. Sign up for spring events today!

We're planning a busy spring of trash cleanups, garlic mustard pulls and more. Sign up for spring events today!  >>

March 2021

From northern Minnesota to New Orleans, no city has more miles of Mississippi riverfront than St. Paul. A recent Pioneer Press article highlighted some of the major new projects that will enhance community connection to the river.  >>

March 2021

We denounce the recent tide of violence and hate targeting our Asian American and Pacific Islander community members and encourage our supporters to #StopAsianHate / #StopAAPIHate. 

The Mississippi River belongs to all of us. And as long as people of color live in fear of violence and are made to feel unwelcome or unsafe, this aspiration remains unmet. Read more  >>

March 2021

PFAS — so-called "forever chemicals" — have been found across the state. Here's what you need to know.  >>

March 2021
Silphium and bee

Farming is the backbone of Minnesota's economy, but agricultural pollution has posed an unsolvable puzzle for decades. Now, with viable alternative crops on the horizon — like cultivars of the silphium flower pictured here — a new coalition aims to flip the script and make it more profitable to be green. (Photo: JanetAndPhil)

Farming is the backbone of Minnesota's economy, but agricultural pollution has posed an unsolvable puzzle for decades. Now, with viable alternative crops on the horizon, a new coalition aims to flip the script and make it more profitable to be green.  >>

March 2021

Can a person's best friend be a friend of the river? Meet our dogs, learn about their favorite river spots, and get tips on how to be mindful of water and wildlife while out and about with your four-legged friends.  >>

March 2021

Despite community and congressional opposition, the Army Corps of Engineers still plans to pursue divestment of the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock. Share your feedback on the plan with the Corps through March 18.  >> 

March 2021

The Forever Green Initiative is at an inflection point, making funding for progress on clean-water crops crucial this cycle. So far, legislation has advanced through key agricultural committees in both the House and Senate with bipartisan support. What's next?  >>

March 2021

Last November's projected state budget deficit turned into a projected $1.6 billion surplus. What does that mean for clean water, soil health and other environmental issues this legislative session?  >>

March 2021

In a major win for conservation and water quality this legislative session, funding for the state’s flagship land protection program now has bipartisan support.  >>

February 2021

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