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Community water quality reports are available

Annual Water Report. Each year, community water suppliers prepare a report on the results of water quality tests of their water system in the previous year. The 2017 water quality reports summarize testing results for Jan 1 to December 31. The reports describe where the drinking water comes from and what’s in it. Groundwater, from wells, is […]

Fish consumption guidelines

Anoka County is in the heart of the land of 10,000 lakes and some excellent fishing.  But how much do you know about the fish? Most fish in Minnesota are safe to eat.  All the fish in Anoka County lakes and rivers are safe to eat.  But, too much fish may not be healthy. The Minnesota […]

Well water wise (3W) week (May 7-11, 2018)

The Anoka County Community Health and Environmental Services (CHES) Department, in cooperation with 15 municipalities and county agencies, is sponsoring the 19th annual Well Water Wise (3W) week promotion May 7-11, 2018 to encourage residents to check the safety of their private well water. For information on private well testing go to the Anoka County […]

Circle Pines wellhead protection plan nears completion

A Public Information Meeting was held by the Centennial Utilities Board of Commissioners at Circle Pines City Hall (Wednesday, April 18, 2018) where the updated Part 2 of the Circle Pines Wellhead Protection Plan was presented for public review and discussion. Circle Pines is amending its Wellhead Protection Plan for its drinking water supply wells. The Minnesota […]

Safe drinking water through wellhead protection

Anoka County residents get their drinking water from either public (municipal) supply wells or private (home) wells. The exception is Columbia Heights and Hilltop communities that get their drinking water from the Mississippi River, supplied by the Minneapolis Water Works. Municipal public water suppliers in Anoka County have established a unique partnership to protect the source […]

Anoka Conservation District – Update

The Anoka Conservation District (ACD) provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners to manage natural resources in a way that conserves and improves soil and water resources. When established in 1946, ACD largely worked with agricultural producers but has since evolved to serve the changing demographics of the county. With very little agriculture remaining, ACD […]

Sign up for the Natural Resources Field Trip

Anoka County Extension Service invites all 4th & 5th grade classrooms to attend the Natural Resources Field Trip. FIELD TRIP OBJECTIVES Provides a fun environmental experience in a natural, outdoor setting. Includes information about Minnesota habitat and wildlife at different stations out in nature. Educational topics may include: birds, honey bees, animals, plants, trees, recycling, […]

Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale

Order a Compost Bin & Rain Barrel The Recycling Association of Minnesota has partnered with Green Lights Recycling (Blaine) to provide Anoka County residents with rain barrels and compost bins at low cost. For more information, call the Recycling Association of Minnesota at (651) 641-4589 or email beth@recycleminnesota.org TO ORDER click here  PICK UP your rain […]

National Wildlife Week in Anoka County

National Wildlife Week (March 12th through the 16th) is designed around teaching and connecting kids to the awesome wonders of wildlife. IN ANOKA COUNTY. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources oversees nearly twenty thousand acres (31 square miles) of land conserved within seven Wildlife Management Areas (WMA): Bearman WMA (Nowthen, 651-296-3450) Bethel WMA (Bethel, 651-296-3450) Carl E. Bonnell WMA (St. Francis, 651-296-3450) Robert […]

BE PREPARED FOR A FLOOD

Because you haven’t experienced a flood in the past, doesn’t mean you won’t in the future. Flood risk isn’t just based on history, it’s also based on a number of factors: rainfall, river-flow, topography, flood-control measures, and changes due to construction and development. Although many floods are caused by huge storms like hurricanes, more floods […]

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