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CHERYL SEEMAN – 2017 COMMUNITY CONSERVATIONIST

CHERYL SEEMAN (ANDOVER, MN) DEMONSTRATED A PASSION FOR CLEAN WATER AS A MASTER GARDENER; CHAIRPERSON OF THE ANDOVER POLLINATOR AWARENESS PROJ.; AND SUPPORTER OF THE SPRINGBROOK ENVIRONMENTAL FUN FAIR. [Pictured are Cheryl Seeman, center, with Anoka Conservation Dist. Chair Mary Jo Truchon and Chris Lord, ACD Manager]

AVEDA RECEIVES 2017 SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP AWARD

AVADA (BLAINE, MN) HAS INTEGRATED SUSTAINABILITY INTO ALL AREAS OF ITS BUSINESS PLUS RAISING OVER $56 MILLION TO PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENT AND CLEAN WATER SINCE ITS FIRST “EARTH MONTH CAMPAIGN” IN 1999.

-ANOKA COUNTY GETS ITS DRINKING WATER FROM WELLS (GROUNDWATER)

HOWEVER, THERE IS LESS GROUNDWATER RESOURCES IN ANOKA COUNTY THAN OTHER METROPOLITAN COUNTIES. POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT IS EXPECTED TO RISE. AND, THERE ARE CONCERNS OVER UNSUSTAINED GROUNDWATER USE AFFECTING LAKE LEVELS AND FUTURE SUPPLY.

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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