Archive for the ‘Pollution Prevention’ Category

Recent Publications and Annoucements

There have been a number of water-related publications that may be of interest to Anoka County agencies, municipalities, residents, and others released in the past few weeks. Additionally, a couple of announcements were made by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). Annoucements: The MPCA is hosting a live […]

Minnesota Smart Salting Update – Spring Edition (Upcoming Trainings Included)

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) sent out the spring edition of the Smart Salting Update yesterday, April 12th. To receive Smart Salting Updates, along with other updates of interest to you, head to the MPCA Smart Salting webpage and enter your email address on the right-hand side of the page. Below are the topics […]

Opportunities to Learn and Serve

There are always lots of opportunities to learn more about water resources and to serve in the community! Three opportunities are highlighted below, including an upcoming street sweeping webinar, the free 2021 Virtual Mississippi River Institute, and an opening on the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board for a Public Board Member. Upcoming Street Sweeping Webinar On […]

Source Water Protection Competitive Grant Accepting Applications

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is currently accepting applications for their Competitive Grant, which is available to all community and nontransient noncommunity public water systems The purpose of the funding is to support actives that address a potential contamination source that presents a high risk to a source of drinking water as determined by […]

March 2021 Mississippi Watershed Management Organization Newsletter

The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization recently sent out their March 2021 newsletter. Click here to read it! Items to note include upcoming grant application deadlines, an Adopt-a-Drain competition, and some early spring yard care tips. Upcoming Grant Application Deadlines Community Grants – Friday, April 2nd by 4:30 pm Capital Project Grants – Friday, April 23rd […]

National Groundwater Awareness Week

Tomorrow marks the end of this year’s National Groundwater Awareness Week (March 7-13, 2021). Did you know that 94% of Anoka County residents rely on groundwater for their drinking water? This may be a private well or city water that is supplied from larger municipal wells. In 2018, groundwater withdrawal by public and private wells […]

Reminder: Virtual Water Festival Available

Teachers, parents, and other educators: Happy spring! As the snow melts and we get closer to April showers, it’s a great time for water education. If you have water themes coming up in your curriculum, don’t forget to check out our virtual Metro Area Children’s Water Festival resources. The festival took place last September, but […]

How to Mitigate Stubborn Sidewalk Ice in Extreme Cold Temperatures – MWMO

As we continue to experience below zero daily high temperatures, it is important to remember that salt and other deicing products are not effective in these extreme low temperatures. The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) published a blog post earlier this week with advice on how to take care of stubborn sidewalk ice during these […]

Updates from the Minnesota Clean Water Council

The Clean Water Council was created through the Clean Water Legacy Act (Minnesota Statutes Chapter 114D), which was signed into law on June 2nd, 2006. The Council’s role is to advise the Legislature and the Governor on the administration and implementation of the Clean Water Legacy Act. A large part of this work is establishing […]

Reminder: Well Sealing Cost-Share Opportunity

The Anoka Conservation District (ACD) is still looking for eligible landowners wanting to seal their unused wells! ACD has been awarded grants through the Clean Water Fund to establish their Abandoned Well Sealing Cost-Share Program, which helps landowners with the cost of sealing unused wells on their property. Wells located in a Drinking Water Supply […]

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