How Can Minnesota Reach its 25 by 25 Water Goal?
By Sage Passi
Join us in a conversation this September about what can be done at the local level to help Minnesota reach its 25 by 25 water quality goal.
Early this year Governor Dayton announced a new “25 by 25” Water Quality Goal, which would spur collaboration and action to improve Minnesota’s water quality 25 percent by 2025. Without additional action, the quality of Minnesota’s waters is expected to improve only 6 to 8 percent by 2034. Governor Dayton’s proposal would not add new regulations, but would instead drive public engagement and partnerships to address Minnesota’s water quality challenges.
Ramsey Washington Metro Watershed District, along with Conservation Minnesota, Capitol Region Watershed District, Ramsey Conservation District and Rice Creek Watershed District, is hosting a community water meeting on September 12 to discuss local water health and hear your ideas for improving and protecting our water resources in Ramsey County. We invite you to join this discussion! Water meetings like this are part of Conservation Minnesota’s effort to include local communities in responding to the Governor’s proposed water pollution reduction initiative.
This summer and early fall, the Governor’s office is holding ten regional town hall meetings across the state to gather input on what it could take to realize this goal. Townhall meetings in the metro area are scheduled for late September and early October in Minneapolis, Burnsville and Stillwater. Dates and locations for these town halls are listed HERE.
“All Minnesotans have a stake in water that’s safe for drinking, swimming and fishing,” says Governor Dayton. “These town hall meetings will further the important conversations already happening across Minnesota around water quality. Together we can develop strategies and solutions that work for all of our communities.”
We are hosting a local meeting to ensure that those who cannot attend the Governor’s meetings or who want extra time to talk through their ideas have the chance to do so.
share your ideas!
Ramsey County Community
Tuesday, September 12
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Autumn Grove Park
395 Lydia Ave W, Roseville
To ensure we have enough space and refreshments, please RSVP by emailing Julie Drennen or call 612-767-1569. This is an open meeting, so you’re welcome to invite all who you think would be interested.
This event is sponsored by: