Share your ideas on how MN can reduce water pollution by 25% by 2025

Complete the on-line survey by October 5; attend remaining Town Hall meetings

Earlier this year Governor Mark Dayton announced his goal for MN to achieve a 25% improvement in water quality by the year 2025.  This goal to accelerate the pace of progress towards clean water is known as the “25 by ‘25” Water Quality Goal. The Governor’s Office, state agencies and local partners are currently in the process of hosting Town Hall meetings across MN.  The idea is to collaboratively combat Minnesota’s growing water pollution issue to reach this 25 by ’25 goal.  Without additional action, the quality of Minnesota’s waters is expected to improve only 6 to 8 percent by 2034.  Citizens, businesses, government entities and others attendees at the meetings will be asked what they believe a 25% improvement in water quality is and what they believe are the best approaches to reach that goal.

The next scheduled meetings are:

•North Metro – Mississippi River Basin: Minneapolis – Wednesday, September 27, 2017 6:30pm – 8:30pm

•South and West Metro – Minnesota River Basin: Burnsville – Wednesday, October 4, 2017 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm

•East Metro – St. Croix River Basin: Stillwater – Thursday, October 5, 2017 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm

You can get details and review a very helpful information packet using this link to the EQB website:

https://www.eqb.state.mn.us/content/25-2025-overview

If you did not and cannot make one of the meetings, please take some time to read material on the EQB website and then submit comments using this EBQ link:

 http://survey.mn.gov/s.asp?k=149746720516

Our friends at the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy have compiled some useful reference sheets and tips for attending a meeting on their website at:  http://www.mncenter.org/25-by-25-water-quality-goal.html

Thank you for speaking up.