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Winter 2021 MN Stormwater News

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) distributes a quarterly newsletter called “MN Stormwater News”. The Winter 2021 edition of the newsletter was published on February 11th. Some important dates included in the newsletter: MS4 permit applications for the new MS4 General Permit are due April 15th. Applications from eligible organizations interested in hosting Minnesota GreenCorps […]

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 […]

Upcoming Winter Maintenance Training for All Audiences

Whether you are an MS4 permittee, a homeowner, or a business owner, there are upcoming training and workshop opportunities for winter maintenance, provided by the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA): Mini Maintenance Workshops: Managing Snow and Ice – February 1st and February 3rd Level 2 Online Certification Training […]

Recent Local Updates

Three local updates were recently published, including an announcement of a free watershed PREP class for educators to use, an update on the North and East Metro Groundwater Management Area, and the January 2021 Mississippi Watershed Management Organization newsletter. See below for brief descriptions of these updates and links to learn more! The West Metro […]

New MS4 Training Videos

Municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permittees are required to provide training for their staff on a variety of topics related to stormwater and pollution prevention. The Washington Conservation district has published a series of 11 short videos that can be shared with staff or incorporated into staff meetings or training workshops. One option could […]

MN Nutrient Reduction Strategy Progress Report

As the year comes to a close, it presents a good time to reflect on the progress of various water resources projects and set additional steps for moving forward. One such project is the Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS), which was adopted by 11 organizations in 2014. The NRS “outlines how Minnesota will reduce nutrient pollution […]

Anoka County Partners to Receive Clean Water Fund Grants

The following press release from the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) announces the approval of 37 grants to “support conservation projects benefiting drinking water and improving water quality”. Of these grants, three will go to Anoka County local government entities: the Coon Creek Watershed District (in partnership with the City of Coon […]

Translations of Water Resources Videos Now Available

Our Groundwater Connection The Anoka County Water Resource Outreach Collaborative has translated their “Our Groundwater Connection” video into the 6 most commonly spoken, non-English languages in Anoka County via subtitles. These languages include: Somali Hmong Spanish Vietnamese Arabic Russian To access the subtitles (except for Hmong – keep reading for instructions to view Hmong subtitles), […]

New MPCA Newsletters Available

A variety of newsletters compiled by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) have published a new edition, including: SSTS Bulletin – Subsurface sewage treatment systems news and notes) On Point newsletter – News and updates for wastewater discharge permit holders MN Stormwater News To view a newsletter, click on its hyperlink below. The SSTS Bulletin […]

Minnesota Ground Water Association 2020 Fall Conference

The Minnesota Ground Water Association (MGWA) will be hosting its 2020 Fall Conference virtually on November 12th, 2020 from 8 am to 4:30 pm via Zoom. The focus of the conference is “Keeping it Clean: Protecting and Managing Groundwater Quality in Urban Environments”. Registration is open now and the deadline for pre-registration is November 6th. […]

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