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Legislative Updates

Water Action Day in the Capitol rotunda

People come from throughout the state to call upon our representatives to protect our water on Water Action Day. The Minnesota Water Act empowers legislators to do that.  (Join us for Water Action Day 2019!)

This session, FMR and our coalition partners are teaming up to advance a new way forward for clean water: The Minnesota Water Act.

The Minnesota Water Act seeks to set a clear and ambitious goal for clean water, paired with nonpartisan and realistically achievable policy and funding initiatives to help us get there. 

This approach was developed by the Minnesota Water Cluster, a statewide coalition of water advocacy organizations, and earned the support of the Minnesota Environmental Partnership.

There are four parts to this legislative package.

When lead rounds kill twice

Lead ammunition can poison scavenger birds like bald eagles. The Raptor Center works to save these birds, but the best solution would be for hunters to switch to non-lead bullets.  >>

December 11

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.  >>

December 11

'Local Cities Push to Keep Plastic Out of Mississippi River'

Brooklyn Center Mayor-Elect Mike Elliott is eager to join other mayors along the Mississippi River in fighting to reduce plastic pollution. The Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative wants to cut the number of plastic in the river by half by the year 2020. A goal that FMR applauds.

Learn more from local news channel CCX, which includes the innovative mayor-elect and FMR Water Program director Trevor Russell. >>

November 29