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Watershed Protection

Why we need the Groundwater Protection Rule

About 75% of Minnesotans get their drinking water from public and private wells. Many of these wells are susceptible to nitrate contamination from cropland fertilizers, which can make the water unsafe to drink.

Today, at least 537 public water supply wells across the state have elevated nitrate levels. About 10% of private wells in vulnerable areas exceed the Health Risk Limit (HRL), including some townships where 30% to 40% or more of private wells are unsafe to drink from!

August 1

Minnesota Governor Candidate Forum

Meet the candidates who want to be your Governor and let them know you care about the water we drink, the air we breathe, the land we live on and enjoy, and the legacy we leave behind.

This event is free but capacity is limited and early registration is highly recommended. >>

Location

Anne Simley Theater - Hamline University
1530 West Taylor Avenue
55104 St. Paul , MN
United States
44° 58' 2.7264" N, 93° 9' 53.6652" W
Minnesota US

It’s time to put our waters on a low-salt diet

Road salt truck

We use salt to manage snow and ice in Minnesota, but too much can irreparably harm our lakes and streams. It's time for Minnesota to go on a low-salt diet. (Photo Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.)

Just 1 teaspoon of salt is enough to permanently pollute 5 gallons of water. Chloride. (salt) pollution to Minnesota’s waters has made headlines for all the wrong reasons, and it's time for all of us to do our part. Here are some short term and long term long-term solutions to ponder and this winter approaches. >>

December 7

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