Archive for the ‘Workshops and Classes’ Category

New Water Talk Newsletter Available

A new edition of the Water Talk newsletter was recently published by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on January 26th. Water Talk is issued 4 to 6 times per year, or approximately quarterly, and features updates on floodplain program news, funding, projects, events, and learning resources for local governments and others involved in […]

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 […]

December 2020 On Point Newsletter Available

The December 2020 edition of the On Point newsletter is now available. On Point, published by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), contains news and updates for wastewater discharge permit holders. There are some topics in this newsletter that may be of particular interest, including: Funding available for water infrastructure projects through the Project Priority […]

Mini Maintenance Workshops: Managing Snow and Ice

The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) is hosting two short workshops on winter maintenance. Both workshops are the same and the program is free, but registration is required. Click on the option that works best for you to register. December 15th, 6:00-6:45 pm December 17th, 12:00-12:45 pm Although salt is important for safety in the […]

Ag-Urban Partnership Forum on Water Quality

The following is an announcement of the 2020 Ag-Urban Partnership Forum on Water Quality from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA): Wednesday, December 16, 2020 8:45 am – Noon | Webex webinar What: A conversation on the ways that agricultural and urban partners are working together to improve water quality around Minnesota. This builds off […]

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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