Education

Start Using Plain Soap

Now more than ever washing your hands is so important! Hand washing removes germs from your hands, helps you avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. But did you know that…

Community Cleanup Lifts Spirits

Minnesotans are staying at home for two weeks in hopes of slowing the spread of COVID-19 throughout our communities. However, as the spring sun shines and the snow melts away, many are taking advantage of…

Service, education and social distancing

Neighborhood clean-ups are a great outside activity that require very few materials, make your community safe and beautiful, teach young ones about service, provide exercise, and educate all about water pollution. This is a great…

Here’s Why There’s Water in the Street After a Rain Storm

SEH Municipal Engineer Greg Anderson is often asked, “Why does was remain on our streets after a rain storm?” There are a number of reason! Rainfall event probability, roadway speed, topography and other considerations come…

Chloride 101

Minnesota waters need a low-salt diet Minnesota has a growing salty water problem that threatens its freshwater fish and other aquatic life. Chloride from both de-icing salt  and water softener salts gets into lakes and…

Why you should care about water quality

Minnesota’s lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, and groundwater are valuable public resources. In addition to being powerful symbols of our state, they provide drinking water, recreational and tourism opportunities, wildlife habitat, water for agriculture and industrial…

Safely Deposit Pharmaceuticals

There could be some in your medicine cabinet right now — unused prescription drugs you’ve just forgotten about. Proper disposal keeps them from being misused or contaminating our fragile rivers and lakes, and now it’s…

Microfiber Matters

Take a look in your closet. What do you see? Clothes you wear? Clothes you never wear? You’re probably not thinking that’s a lot of plastic. Plastic —polyester, acrylic, nylon, and other synthetic fibers—is about…

Adopt-A-River

The Adopt-A-River program encourages Minnesota volunteers to “adopt” a section of a river, lake, wetland, ditch or ravine to ensure its long-term health through annual cleanups. The Adopt-A-River Program is part of the Department of…

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