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Ford Area C (video)

In this video, we take you to Ford Area C, Ford's toxic riverfront dumpsite in St. Paul. You’ll see the Mississippi lapping at the dumpsite’s edge. What pollution remains there? How much is leaching into our river? We still don’t know enough. >>

January 30

Submit questions to the MPCA public meeting on Ford Area C

Please submit questions about Ford Area C to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) before they host a public meeting on February 20.

If you can't attend the meeting, this is a great way to participate. And if you can attend, you might hear your question answered. The MPCA will be addressing groundwater monitoring that Ford has carried out, and the future feasibility study for possible options to address Area C.

Thank you, River Guardians!

Thank you, River Guardians! We deeply appreciate you advocating for clean water and sustainable and equitable development along the river this past year. >

December 11

Why Minnehaha Academy's new building blends in with the Mississippi Gorge

It's not often that a heated community debate about development along the Mississippi River Gorge leads to a building that fits well into this picturesque landscape, but the new addition to Minnehaha Academy does just that. It fits in so well that it's actually hard to see the new building from the parkway! This success story shows how river development can blend in with its surroundings, why it should, and why your voice is crucial in the process.  >>

October 2