Watershed Protection

Our MinnPost commentary on the Environmental Trust Fund Raid

MinnPost recently published a commentary by FMR Executive Director Whitney Clark and Fresh Energy Executive Director Michael Noble on why we initiated a lawsuit against the State of Minnesota. >>

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Everything you need to know about fall yard care

Our friends over at the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization recently posted a great article featuring tips for fall yard care.

Check out their blog post to learn why what’s good for your yard is good for our waters! >>

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Why we initiated a lawsuit against the State of Minnesota

This week, FMR joined eight other conservation organizations in initiating a lawsuit against the state. It’s an unusual move for FMR, but an important one. Here’s why.  >>

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MPR coverage: Nitrate in drinking water a costly problem for small, rural cities

Recent MPR news coverage examines the costs of nitrate contamination in drinking water in small, rural communities — those least able to afford treatment costs. >>

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Can contact lenses end up in your beer? Well, sort of.

Microplastics, tiny bits of plastic pollution, are the subject of recent New York Times and National Public Radio articles that explore the sources and consequences of ubiquitous microplastic pollution.  >>

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St. Croix Watershed Research Station: 3 steps to clean water

Our friends at the St. Croix Watershed Research Station recently published a new ‘Field Notes’ article detailing three ways experts think Minnesota could make measurable progress on improving water quality in Minnesota.  >>

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A small metro-area town has a big drinking water problem 


Emblematic of challenges facing many rural communities, up to 55 percent of the private wells in the town of Coates in Dakota County exceed safe levels for nitrates. This is why we need a strong Groundwater Protection Rule. >>

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