Monday, November 22, 2010

Minnesota Waters (.org)

Long Lake Area Association receives emails from "Minnesota Waters" regularly with their latest newsletters.  A link is posted in the "Quick Links" box on the right for those who are interested in reading their newsletters and other postings.
Below is information about the organization from their website.

Minnesota Waters is a 501.c.3 organization dedicated to our:

Minnesota Waters envisions an engaged citizenry working to protect and restore Minnesota’s irreplaceable natural assets - our clean and healthy lakes and streams - for current and future generations.

The mission of Minnesota Waters is to promote responsible stewardship of our water resources by engaging citizens, local and state policymakers, and other partners in the protection and restoration of Minnesota’s lakes and rivers.

Active, Engaged Citizens. We value the ability of citizens and the organizations they form to play an important part in water resource protection in Minnesota. Citizen groups that are actively engaged with these resources are perfectly positioned to lead the charge for lake and river protection for generations to come.

Locally-Led Stream and Lake Conservation. We value the ability of Minnesota's citizens to raise awareness of lake, stream and watershed issues and foster changes in personal and public behavior at the local level.

Data to Information to Action Pathway. We value the collection and use of data about the health of our lakes, streams and watersheds. We believe that citizen monitoring contributes to better understanding of our waters and leads to concrete action steps based on that understanding.

Taking Action for Positive Change. We value the ability of citizens to cause meaningful changes in actions and behaviors at appropriate levels - by property owners, individuals, developers, policymakers, and others.

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