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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 […]

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, […]

The Water Bar is open to the community for water

Water Bar & Pubic Studio (featured in the Minnesota Department of Health WATERLINE) Water Bar – a combination of water, art, and social infrastructure that has been a hit across the state – is located in a new storefront at 2518 Central Avenue NE in Minneapolis.  With watertenders serving water from various cities, Water Bar […]

Many opportunities to serve your community and protect natural resources

ANOKA COUNTY Citizen Advisory Boards and Commissions support County government by involving citizens in the decision-making process, meeting requirements of state law, helping to define community norms and standards, providing technical expertise, serving as advocates, offering feedback, and reflecting the diverse interests of County clients and residents. The Anoka County Board of Commissioners appoints members to […]

Columbus residents: apply for the Sunrise River WMO Board to protect local water resources

The City of Columbus is accepting applications for two (2) residents to fill vacancies on the Sunrise River Watershed Management Organization (SRWMO) Board (announcement) . If you or someone you know is interested in this opportunity, please visit the City of Columbus Jobs & Volunteering web page to print out an application and submit to the Columbus […]

January is Radon Action Month

Governor Dayton has proclaimed January 2017 as Radon Action Month to emphasize that every home should be tested for radon as 2 in 5 homes still have dangerous levels (see Unity Hospital Hosts Community Forum on Radon, YouTube video, CTN Studios; 2:07). Fortunately, the risk is largely preventable, by testing homes and fixing radon problems. Radon is […]

Nominate a natural resources hero for the 2018 Public Health Award

Our health depends on the quality of the water in our community. Clean water that is safe to drink. Beaches and lakes that have water free of pollution and microbes. And fish that are safe to eat.  You can’t separate people and their health from their environment. And those that help protect and manage our natural resources […]

Apply now for a summer MnTAP intern to improve your business and environment

Businesses struggling to lower their costs reducing waste while improving water and energy efficiency now have the opportunity to partner with the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) to sponsor a 2018 college intern. An intern can make suggestions that improve efficiency, save money, reduce waste, or decrease regulatory compliance burden. Instead of hiring new technical […]

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