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MAY IS AMERICAN WETLANDS MONTH

CELEBRATE THE VITAL IMPORTANCE OF WETLANDS TO OUR LOCAL ECOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC WELLBEING. WETLANDS HELP IMPROVE WATER QUALITY AND SUPPLY, REDUCE FLOODING AND PROVIDE CRITICAL HABITAT FOR PLANTS, FISH AND WILDLIFE.

MAY 21-27, 2018 – SAFE AND HEALTHY SWIM WEEK

SHOWER WITH SOAP BEFORE SWIMMING – WASH HANDS AND FACE AFTER SWIMMING – DON’T SWALLOW POOL/LAKE WATER – DON’T SWIM IF YOU ARE ILL – TAKE CHILDREN ON FREQUENT BATHROOM BREAKS – CHANGE/DISPOSE DIAPERS IN THE BATHROOM NOT POOLSIDE OR BEACHSIDE. [HEALTHY AND SAFE SWIMMING WEEK IS MAY 21-27, 2018]

MAY 20-26, 2018 | NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK

THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF CITY AND COUNTY PROFESSIONALS IN MAINTAINING A SAFE WATER SUPPLY, SEWAGE TREATMENT, FLOOD CONTROL AND PREVENTING WATER POLLUTION THAT IS KEY TO PROTECTING PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND THE FUTURE OF OUR COMMUNITIES. REMEMBER TO THANK THEM FOR THINGS GOING RIGHT.

TEST THE SAFETY OF YOUR HOME WELL WATER FOR ARSENIC

OVER 8% OF ANOKA COUNTY HOME WELLS HAVE BEEN FOUND TO CONTAIN ARSENIC ABOVE THE SAFE DRINKING WATER STANDARD. DO YOU KNOW THE ARSENIC CONCENTRATION IN YOUR PRIVATE WELL? CALL ANOKA COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES TO GET A TESTING KIT 763-422-7063

LOANS AVAILABLE FOR WELL AND SEPTIC FIX-UPS – CALL 763-323-5682

ANOKA COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT HAS LOW-INTEREST LOANS TO REPAIR OR REPLACE SEPTIC SYSTEMS AND PRIVATE WELLS (PROTECTING WATER QUALITY). CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION. *SEALING ABANDONED WELLS QUALIFIES FOR A LOAN.

WHY WAIT FOR EARTH DAY? | ADOPT-A-POND OR STORM DRAIN TODAY

IF YOU PICK UP TRASH WHILE ON A WALK – CONSIDER ADOPTING A POND OR STORM DRAIN. COMMUNITIES HAVE PLANS TO PREVENT POLLUTION FROM DAMAGING LOCAL WATERS. CONTACT YOUR CITY PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT -OR- WATERSHED MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION FOR MORE INFORMATION.

PROMOTING STEWARDSHIP OF OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

MINNESOTA MASTER NATURALISTS PROMOTE STEWARDSHIP THROUGH WELL-INFORMED CITIZENS DEDICATED TO EDUCATION AND SERVICE WITHIN THEIR COMMUNITY. ADULTS WHO ENJOY LEARNING AND SHARING KNOWLEDGE WITH OTHERS CAN BE A MASTER NATURALIST.  CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION (888-241-4532).

TYPO & MARTIN LAKE ROUGH FISH BARRIERS

FOUR NEW CARP BARRIERS – IN AND AROUND TYPO AND MARTIN LAKES – WERE DEDICATED IN OCTOBER. THE SUNRISE RIVER WATERSHED MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION LEAD THE PROJECT TO PRESERVE LAKE QUALITY AND NATURAL RESOURCES. FUNDING FOR THE PROJECT WAS PROVIDED BY THE MINNESOTA CLEAN LAND & WATER LEGACY PROGRAM.

DO YOU KNOW YOUR ARSENIC NUMBER? CALL 763-324-4260 TO FIND OUT

ARSENIC IS BEING DISCOVERED AT UNSAFE LEVELS IN  1-IN-5 PRIVATE WATER WELLS. IN ANOKA COUNTY IT’S ABOUT 1-IN-10. CONTACT ANOKA COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (763-324-4260) TO LEARN HOW TO TEST YOUR WELL FOR ARSENIC.

WELLHEAD PROTECTION FOR SAFE DRINKING WATER

WELLHEAD PROTECTION IS A COMMUNITY EFFORT TO PREVENT WATER POLLUTION BEFORE IT CAN REACH PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY WELLS. STOPPING GROUNDWATER POLLUTION NEAR A COMMUNITY WELL PROTECTS EVERYONES DRINKING WATER. ARE YOU IN A WELLHEAD PROTECTION AREA? CALL YOUR WATER SUPPLIER FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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