Watershed Protection

Potato fiasco turns even more rotten

According to new disclosures, an enormous scofflaw corporation is trying to skirt basic environmental regulations in order to make billions on ... potatoes.  >>

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Minneapolis parks are getting the wrong kind of blooms

The Parks Department is warning of potentially toxic algae blooms in some of Minneapolis's most-loved lakes. Here's what you need to know.  >>

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Caring for the river and one another this spring (2020)

We've pulled together ideas about how to celebrate Earth Day all month for supporters like you to act on your values and enjoy moments of positive impact during this tough time. So whether you're up for advocating online, collecting litter or you just need a moment to be still and witness the migrating birds, we look forward to celebrating Earth Month with you — separately, but together.  >>

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Picking up trash on a local walk (solo and wearing gloves)
Nutrients down(ish), salts up in U.S. rivers

A new report from the U.S. Geological Survey has found some disturbing — but uneven — trends in American rivers over the last generation.  >>

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Soil isn't a dirt-y word

You know it when you smell it — good soil is healthy! Here's an explainer for how soil organic matter can make a difference for plants, animals and downstream neighbors.  >>

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Join the fight to protect landmark environmental law

The Trump Administration announced proposed changes that would severely undermine the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) – a decades-old law that ensures thorough scientific review and public participation in major environmental projects. >>

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KSTP TV: Ford site cleanup ‘top priority’ for neighbors [video]

Our river corridor director Colleen O'Connor Toberman gave KSTP reporters a tour of Ford Area C to explain why so many in the metro area are calling for thorough cleanup of the toxic riverfront dump site.  >>

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Saturday, August 27, 2022 - 9:00am to Saturday, December 31, 2022 - 11:00am
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Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
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