Care About Water?

     Water Legacy cares about our water and hopes you do too. You can voice your concerns at a public meeting coming to you soon. Try to attend one of these and make your voice be heard.

Your opinion on the state of Minnesota’s environment matters. Governor Dayton has asked his Commissioners to meet with citizens across the state in Environmental Congress forums to hear what they are thinking about water quality, air quality, land use, energy and public health.

This is your chance to send them a message. Let them know that Minnesota’s fresh water is precious and irreplaceable.

Please attend an Environmental Congress forum near you and send in written comments, making the following key points to the Governor and his executive team:

1.    No more rollbacks of environmental protection or the citizen participation in environmental decisions.

2.    No sulfide mining unless the company can “prove it first”.  This means demonstrate that a similar sulfide mine has operated elsewhere on this continent and it has been closed for at least 10 years without water pollution.

3.    Require existing mining and other industries to meet water quality standards. Protect drinking water, lakes, rivers and streams, fish, wildlife, wild rice and human health.

4.    Environmental protection may reduce profits for large foreign corporations, but it will preserve jobs and property values that depend on natural resource values that are now at risk. It will create jobs in recycling and pollution controls.

Go to the Environmental Congress forum near you and make sure to let your voice be heard. The dates and times are listed here, and there is more information and a chance to sign up at

November 27 – Rochester, Wood Lake Meeting Center [9:30am – 12:00pm]
November 27 – Bloomington, Normandale Commu. College [6:30pm – 9:00pm]
November 28 – Duluth, Lake Superior College [5:30pm – 8:00pm]
December 10 – Worthington, Worthington High School [3:30pm – 6:00pm]
December 12 – St. Cloud, Stearns County Service Center [5:30pm – 8:00pm]
December 14 – Moorhead, Minnesota State University [3:00pm – 5:30pm]

Please also send a brief email to the Environmental Congress including the four key points above and any other issues that are of great importance to you.

Thank you for taking the time to tell our elected leaders to protect clean water resources.  If you don’t speak up, all that will be heard is the profit-seeking promoters of toxic mining that would ruin Minnesota’s clean-water heritage for hundreds or thousands of years.

Questions?  Contact Paula Maccabee at 651-646-8890 or

Take action NOW. Protect your right to have a meaningful say in environmental decisions.

Thank  you for your past support. Please continue to work with us to protect  Minnesota’s waters and the communities that rely on them, starting with YOU.
Diadra Decker, WaterLegacy President