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Adopt-A-Highway

Adopt-A-Highway is a program for environmentally conscious volunteers to pick up litter along Minnesota’s highways. The Minnesota Department of Transportation details how to sign up.

Don’t Rake into the Lake

Feeding a lake or river too many leaves or other yard waste creates a bumper crop of algae turning lakes into pools of pea-green sludge with too little oxygen for the fish. To keep our…

Mow High & Mulch Clippings

Some of the best fertilizer is right under your mower. Full of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, grass clippings feed new plant growth and help hold moisture in the soil. But those same nutrients pose a…

Read the Labels

Every day, our lakes, rivers and drinking water sources are getting a strong dose of chemicals from the products we put on and into our bodies. Artificial fragrances, parabens, preservatives, and Triclosan are just some…

Detour Downspouts

Direct downspouts away from driveways or storm drains to green spaces or rain barrels. Pollutants picked up from your roof can be kept out of the waterways if they are first filtered and used by…

Check for Fluid Leaks

Check your car often for oil and fluid and other leaks and fix them promptly. If there is a spill, Use kitty litter or sand to soak up the liquid. Properly dispose of this material…

Don’t Rake into Lakes

Feeding a lake or river too many leaves or other yard waste creates a bumper crop of algae turning lakes into pools of pea-green sludge with too little oxygen for the fish. To keep our…

Community Clean-Ups For Water Quality

Community Clean-Ups for Water Quality are local projects that can significantly reduce the phosphorus flowing into our local lakes, rivers and streams. Volunteers rake, sweep and bag leaves and debris. Additional information is available from…

Pick Up After Your Pets

Picking up after your pooch is more than just a courtesy to your neighbors — it’s also being a good neighbor to area lakes and rivers. That’s because pet waste can contain harmful bacteria, as…

Pledge to Keep our water
Drinkable, Fishable, Swimmable

Pledge and Play!

Take the pledge and download our Clean Water BINGO. Play to help keep our water clean and you could win some great prizes — an iPad, a rain barrel, movies tickets and more!

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