Buffers are de rigueur!

Governor Dayton made a splash on January 16th with his surprise call for vegetated buffers along Minnesota’s waters. Far less surprising was the news out of Iowa that the Des Moines Water Works decided on January 8 to file a notice of their intent to sue upstream area contributing excess nitrogen to intakes of their … Read more Buffers are de rigueur!

Ag Certainty sites named

State and federal officials announced Monday, June 10, the four Minnesota watersheds that will be pilot sites for a new program aimed at persuading farmers to voluntarily reduce erosion and fertilizer runoff to improve water quality in streams and rivers. The program offers farmers, who voluntarily choose to participate and who meet still-to-be-announced conservation standards, … Read more Ag Certainty sites named

Report: The pollution from 9 billion chickens

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. ‘Big Chicken’ examines poultry pollution “Big Chicken,” a new report by the Pew … Read more Report: The pollution from 9 billion chickens

Dayton, DNR unveil invasives effort

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. Dayton seeks fee increases for invasives fight Saying zebra mussels, Asian carp, Eurasian … Read more Dayton, DNR unveil invasives effort

Watersheds; ag pollution; carp and moose

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. Izaak Walton-Freshwater conference set March 12 Learn about how watershed districts in Minnesota … Read more Watersheds; ag pollution; carp and moose

Ag runoff, phenology and invasives

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles where they originally were published. ‘Taking the pollution out of agriculural production’ Aricultural runoff – fertilizers and pesticides from cultivated fields, … Read more Ag runoff, phenology and invasives