Archive for the ‘Announcements’ Category

Metro Children’s Water Festival celebrates 20th year

(September 28, 2017) Over 1,400 fourth grade students (including 200 Anoka County students) attended the 20th annual Metro Children’s Water Festival.  The students participated in a number of water presentations learning the most important lesson – water is the reason life exists on earth (water is life). Learning stations at the Festival include: Water: Water is constantly […]

SepticSmart Week – September 18-22, 2017

(UPDATE! Sept. 17, 2017) Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed the week of September 18-22, 2017 as SepticSmart Week in Minnesota to recognize the importance that septic systems play in properly treating wastewater, protecting public health and maintaining clean water for drinking, swimming and fishing. “Proper septic system care and maintenance is vital to protecting public health; preserving […]

Disasters don’t plan ahead. You can.

September is National Preparedness Month We should all take action to prepare! We are all able to help first responders in our community by training how to respond during an emergency and what to do when disaster strikes — where we live, work, and visit. The goal of NPM is to increase the overall number […]

Anoka County community water meeting at Anoka-Ramsey

(UPDATE – AUGUST 30, 2017) Those that couldn’t attend the meeting last night can still participate in the metropolitan regional town hall meetings (indicated below) or submit your ideas at the 25BY25 on-line survey.  An analysis and compilation (by the League of Women Voters – ABC) of community responses is available (click here).   (AUGUST 9, 2017) The League of Women Voters […]

Drinking water protection grants for small public water systems

ANNOUNCEMENT (link). The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announces the availability of funding to support the protection of drinking water at noncommunity transient public water system (PWS) that include water wells that serve a restaurant, hotel or office building. Noncommunity transient systems serve at least 25 people at least 60 days of the year, but do […]

August is water quality month

Anoka County communities know what their three top water quality concerns are: 1) clean water for drinking, 2) Clean water for consumption of fish and 3) Clean water for swimming. Drinking Water. The protection of drinking water is accomplished in two parts. First the owner of the water supply must test the water regularly to make sure it […]

Apply for a Conservation Partners Legacy grant

Groups that want to restore, protect or enhance public land can apply for a Conservation Partners Legacy (CPL) grant that helps pay for work on prairies, forests, wetlands or other habitat for fish and wildlife. Nonprofit organizations and government entities are eligible to submit applications for traditional and metro grant cycles until 4 p.m. Tuesday, […]

Tell Anoka County how to improve recycling

Anoka County asks residents and businesses to share their thoughts about our future in recycling and maintaining our community’s natural and developed environment. Recycling and Resource Solutions (RRS) wants your ideas about recycling practices and what should be the focus of waste and recycling efforts in the future. Take a few minutes to share your […]

Upper Rum River Watershed Plan – Public Hearing

The Upper Rum River Watershed Management Organization (URRWMO) Board has released their  2017 – 2027 Watershed Management Plan that describes the goals of WMO to protect and conserve water resources within the watershed. A public hearing to accept comments on the Watershed Plan will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Oak […]

Protect lakes and streams with an Aquatic Invasive Species grant

Anoka County Parks and Community Services wants to partner with lakeshore owners, lake associations and communities to protect our lakes, streams and rivers from aquatic invasive species. The Anoka County Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Grant application window will soon be closing on June 30, 2017. It is a first come, first serve grant and once […]

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