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Governor Dayton Holds Townhall “Water Quality” Meeting

posted Sep 13, 2017, 3:08 PM by ByllesbyAssociation
Wednesday, October 4 6:30-8:30
Diamondhead Education, 200 w. Burnsville Pkwy.
Registration opens at 5:30 P.M.

This meeting, called by Governor Mark Dayton is one of 10 Water Quality Town Hall meetings held across the state this fall.  Across much of Minnesota, the discussion has been about lakes and rivers impaired by excess phosphorus and nitrogen, too much road salt, invasive species, declining water tables due to overuse and the need for buffer strips to keep farm runoff out of rivers.

The meetings are part of Dayton’s effort to improve water quality by 25 percent by 2025 across the Land of 10,000 lakes, where in some southern regions, three-fourths of the waters are unsafe for fishing, drinking or swimming. “It’s going to take decades” to recover southern Minnesota’s most degraded waters, Dayton said.

ALL L.B.I.A. Members are encouraged to attend.