Change your community for the better by volunteering

(Updated 4/15/2016) The Anoka County Board Of Commissioners has proclaimed April 12 – April 18, 2015 as Volunteer Recognition Week In Anoka County.  Volunteers Make Citizen Science Work (EPA YouTube; 2:12).

Anoka County communities have established water resource management programs with their watershed management organization or a watershed district. The community’s surface water management program deals with land runoff (“nonpoint” source) water pollution. Nonpoint sources of pollution are from many everyday activities and actions of people. These include applying fertilizer or pesticides to lawns or gardens in an amount that exceeds what the plants can use, plowing an agricultural field such that erosion results, blowing grass clippings into streets, gutters and storm sewers. All these add up to major nonpoint source pollution loading of nearby ditches, wetlands, creeks, lakes and groundwater.

Make a difference in your community by volunteering:

Check out the Anoka County Volunteer Alliance (brochure) for more volunteer opportunities.

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