Archive for the ‘Water Conservation & Sustainability’ Category

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), […]

Metro Region Water Supply Planning

In 2005, the Minnesota Legislature decided to give regional water supply planning responsibilities to the Metropolitan Council (Met Council). The Council’s role in water supply is not as a supplier nor as a regulator. Rather, the Met Council collaborates with “water utilities and other water agencies in long-range planning, providing data and analysis, giving grants […]

Tips for a Healthy Lawn

Healthy lawns can lead to healthy water quality. Curious as to how you can best maintain your lawn and how this can improve water quality? Check out this how-to video from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO). The video contains information on the following tips: Tip #1: Adjust Your Mower Height Tip #2: Mulch Your […]

North & East Metro Groundwater Management Area Update

The North and East Metro Groundwater Management Area (GWMA) advisory team met through an online meeting on May 29th. The following were the agenda items discussed at the meeting: An update on the implementation of the North and East Metro Groundwater Management Area plan A discussion on the Governor’s Executive Orders as they relate to […]

Water Your Yard and Garden with the Help of a Rainbarrel

The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) has put together a quick guide and how-to video for installing and using a rainbarrel in your yard. You can use rainbarrels to collect rainwater to water your lawn, gardens, plants, and more. Collecting and using rainwater reduces the amount of potable water used for watering. It also helps […]

Free Watering Wisdom Webinar Series

The University of Minnesota is hosting a free, 5-part webinar series this summer for homeowners called “Watering Wisdom: Growing a Healthy Lawn with Less Water”, focusing on turfgrass and irrigation topics. The goal of the series is to help homeowners have healthier lawns and more efficient irrigation systems. You can join in on as many […]

North and East Metro Groundwater Management Area Meeting: Friday, May 29

The following is a message from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) regarding the next meeting of the North and East Metro Groundwater Management Area (GWMA) Advisory Team. The public are invited to attend. “The North and East Metro Groundwater Management Area Advisory Team will be meeting on Friday, May 29, 2020 through the […]

MnTAP Continues to IMPACT Minnesota Businesses

The Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP)’s mission is “Strengthening Minnesota businesses by improving efficiency while saving money through energy, water, and waste reduction.” In MnTAP’s April newsletter, they highlight the release of their 2019 IMPACT annual report, along with other topics. MnTAP has released their 2019 IMPACT annual report, summarizing the outreach activities and environmental outcomes […]

2020 MnTAP Program Available

Business seeking to save money by conserving water and reducing wastewater discharges, energy use, or industrial waste are invited to apply to the University of Minnesota’s Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) Intern Program. Applications are being accepted now for 2020. The internship program is supported by the Met Council’s water supply planning department, using Clean Water, […]

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