Gene Merriam: Support water fee increase

Read Freshwater Society President Gene Merriam’s op-ed in the April 26 Pioneer Press. In it, he urges Minnesota state Senators to support House-passed legislation that would raise state water fees to generate about $6 million a year to enable the Department of Natural Resources to do a better job of monitoring and regulating groundwater pumping. … Read more Gene Merriam: Support water fee increase

A brief in support of conservation compliance

Conservation compliance – an effort to link federal subsidies for farmers’ crop insurance premiums to protection of wetlands and highly erodible land – is still a hot issue as Congress works to draft a new federal Farm Bill. Last year, the U.S. Senate approved a Farm Bill that included a conservation compliance requirement for farmers … Read more A brief in support of conservation compliance

Nutrient pollution; road salt; the Farm Bill

The Freshwater Society blog 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. EPA videos take on nutrient pollution Nutrient pollution is one of the nation’s most … Read more Nutrient pollution; road salt; the Farm Bill

Merriam warns of environmental retreat

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. Gene Merriam criticizes retreat on the environment Freshwater Society President Gene Merriam writes … Read more Merriam warns of environmental retreat

Merriam calls for 'cultural shift' on water

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. Merriam calls for ‘cultural shift’ on water  Most Minnesotans no longer think it … Read more Merriam calls for 'cultural shift' on water