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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. […]

Virtual MS4 Permit Chloride Discussion

Are you a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permittee? The new MS4 General Permit is planned to be issued on Monday, November 16, 2020. Existing MS4 permittees will have 150 days (April 15, 2021) to complete and submit the permit application forms to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). There will be an opportunity […]

Minnesota Smart Salting Update

A new Minnesota Smart Salting Update from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is now available. Articles included in this bulletin are: Spots still open! Free online MPCA Smart Salting trainings Hot off the press! New MPCA Smart Salting training intro video Still need your Roads certificate this year? Get it before the snow flies! […]

Register to Attend the Online Metro Children’s Water Festival

The 23rd annual Metro Children’s Water Festival is FREE and will be offered online this year from Monday, Sept. 28—Thursday, Oct. 1. This event has always taken place as an in-person field trip at the State Fairgrounds, but this year, it will be online. The purpose of the festival is to educate 4th grade students […]

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 […]

Online Salt Symposium August 4-5, 2020

The 2020 Salt Symposium, hosted by Fortin Consulting, will be live-streamed August 4th and 5th. The normally in-person event brings together practitioners, researchers, water resource managers, and educators interested in reducing chloride impacts on our waters from winter maintenance and other sources of chloride. “Salt Symposium shapes the chloride conversation, presenting developments in salt use […]

CANCELED – Webinar: Minnesota Stormwater Manual Updates

UPDATE 6/11/2020: Per the MPCA, this webinar has been canceled. “The Minnesota Stormwater Manual website is currently down and due to uncertainty about when it will be back up, we are taking the precaution of rescheduling this webinar. On Monday, June 22 we will send a cancellation reminder and a new date for the webinar. […]

MPCA Smart Salting Assessment Tool Level 2 Certification

How well do you know your organization’s salt use and any likely savings from new practices? There is an upcoming online MPCA Smart Salting Assessment tool Level 2 Certification on May 20, 2020 from 8 am to noon. The MPCA Smart Salting Assessment tool (SSAt) is for anyone hoping to track their salt use and […]

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