Earth Day celebrates 40th anniversary

Today — April 22 — is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the call to consciousness that started the environmental movement in the United States. Check out a new web site,, that will compile success stories of citizens’ efforts to protect the environment. And read a Wall Street Journal column by William Ruckelshaus, the first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, about envrironmental successes and the pollution challenges we still face.

And to see a partial list of Earth Day events in Minnesota – a watershed clean-up in Minneapolis, another clean-up in the Three Rivers Park District, and activities at the Minnesota and Como Park zoos and the Harriet Alexander Nature Center in Roseville – click here.

Freshwater Society staff members will participate in Earth Day events at the Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park campus and at Cedar Park School in Apple Valley.



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