Watershed Protection

Watershed Protection
Join us for MN Water Action Day • April 10, 2019

Join us for Water Action Day 2019, a day of public action and advocacy to let lawmakers know we care about our water! #ProtectOurWater >>

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Looking ahead to the 2019 legislature

Minnesota’s 2019 legislative session is about to begin! A new governor and House await, and FMR and our partners have some exciting new priorities. Here's a brief overview of what FMR and our allies will advocate for, who we'll work with, and how you can help.  >>

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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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