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LQG HAZARDOUS WASTE WORKSHOP | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018

LARGE QUANTITY GENERATORS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE… ARE YOU OPERATING TO PREVENT A RELEASE? THERE IS NO CHARGE TO ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP BUT ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED TO 50. CONTACT CARLEY SCHMIDT (763-324-4333, CARLEY.SCHMIDT@CO.ANOKA.MN.US) TO REGISTER.

WE ARE WATER EXHIBIT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MN UNTIL NOVEMBER 26

“WE ARE WATER MN” EXPLORES THE CONNECTION BETWEEN PEOPLE-COMMUNITIES-AND-WATER THROUGH THIS EXHIBIT AND PUBLIC EVENTS. THE EXHIBIT WILL TRAVEL TO SEVEN OTHER HOST SITES IN MINNESOTA. VISITORS REFLECT ON LOCAL STORIES AND THE MEANING OF WATER WITH SPACE TO ADD THEIR OWN STORIES.

AMERICA RECYCLES DAY – NOVEMBER 15TH

THE NATIONAL RECYCLING RATE IS 34.5%. ANOKA COUNTY RESIDENTS, INSTITUTIONS AND BUSINESSES RECYCLED 42% OF ITS WASTE (180,821 TONS IN 2014). DO YOU RECYCLE?

2018 OUTSTANDING CONSERVATIONISTS BOB & BONNIE DEHN

FOR 40 YEARS, DEHN’S GARDEN (ANDOVER) HAS GROWN ORGANIC AND CHEMICAL-FREE PRODUCE, HERBS AND FLOWERS USING NATURAL METHODS OF PEST CONTROL, FERTILIZATION AND WEED CONTOL. THAT ARE A STAPLE AT FARMER’S MARKETS. WE THANK THE DEHNS FOR 40 YEARS OF SUSTAINABLE FARMING.

PROTECT YOUR SEPTIC SYSTEM FROM A WINTER FREEZE UP

EVEN DURING A NORMAL MINNESOTA WINTER YOUR SEPTIC SYSTEM CAN FREEZE CAUSING SEWAGE BACKUP AND WASTE DISCHARGE. LET THE LAWN OVER THE SEPTIC SYSTEM GET LONGER TO INSULATE IT FROM THE WINTER COLD. PLACE A LAYER OF MULCH OVER IT. SEE THAT ALL RISER PIPES ARE CAPPED. SAVE YOURSELF TIME, MONEY AND A BIG HEADACHE. […]

LOANS AVAILABLE FOR WELL AND SEPTIC FIX-UPS – CALL 763-324-4605

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.

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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