Archive for the ‘Pollution Prevention’ Category

March Well and Septic Maintenance Training

Save the date! Another opportunity for a well and septic maintenance training is coming up in March 2020! Do you own your own well? How about a septic system? Do you wish you had a better idea of how to take care of them? Then you should plan on attending this upcoming class! Attendees with […]

Climate Change in Minnesota

Have you noticed the more frequent and intense rainfalls we’ve had in Anoka County this year? Well that can be attributed to climate change. Climate change is a widespread, complex scientific problem and area of research. Jaron Cook, with the Anoka Conservation District, recently published an article on their blog about the specific impacts climate […]

Saving Our Groundwater

Recently, the Anoka County Water Resources Collaborative (WROC) published an animated, informative video on groundwater called “Our Groundwater Connection”. Staff from the Anoka Conservation District, MN Green Corps, and Anoka County Environmental Services were interviewed about the video by QCTV. We answered questions related to the video, as well as groundwater in general. Check out […]

Save the date! Well and Septic Maintenance Training This Spring

We are excited to announce that the Anoka County Water Resource Outreach Collaborative has scheduled another Well and Septic Maintenance Training! The training is through the University of Minnesota’s Onsite Sewage Treatment Program and will be held in Ramsey, MN on March 10th, 2020. A flyer and registration link will be developed in the near […]

Upcoming Smart Salting for Roads – Level 1 Class

Do any of the following describe you? State, city, and county road maintenance staff Contractors or private maintenance company Staff or volunteer who manages snow and ice at a facility Property manager Distributors of anti-icing/de-icing products An association who hires contractors If so, this FREE upcoming smart salting training may be for you! Learn practical […]

Upcoming Smart Salting Trainings

Whether we like it or not, winter is coming! There are several Smart Salting Certification Trainings coming up in September. For more information on any of these events, head over to the Events page and click on the training you want to learn more about or register for. September 11th – Smart Salting for Parking […]

Four MnTAP intern projects to protect water resources are at Anoka County companies

MnTAP Intern Symposium This year’s MnTAP Intern Symposium includes water conservation and pollution prevention projects at 4 companies in Anoka County. The Symposium features 15 projects at companies around the state. The interns will highlight the opportunities they have identified for saving water, energy, and waste during their 3-month internships. Groups of four interns will each […]

Become a Master Water Steward for your community’s water

All water is local. Water can  be found nearly everywhere around the world. But the water that’s in your community is the most important water in the world. The Master Water Stewards program is a volunteer education and outreach program designed to equip citizens with the knowledge and skills needed to help improve water quality within a community. Stewards […]

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 […]

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 […]

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