Clean water is the key to Minnesota’s future.
Conservation Minnesota is focused on solving problems that are most important to Minnesotans. We have asked tens of thousands of people about their conservation concerns and the one point of nearly unanimous agreement is the importance of protecting our state’s waters. Clean water is the key to Minnesota’s future. Our health, our economy, and our way of life depend on it.
Water connects each of us as Minnesotans and it connects all conservation issues in our state. Because of water’s unique importance, Conservation Minnesota is working to achieve a lasting legacy for future generations. We call it the Clean Water Promise.
The goals of the Clean Water Promise are clear and achievable:
- By 2020, state and local officials will have the information, tools, and authority necessary to conserve and sustainably manage the quantity of water in our lakes, streams, and groundwater reserves.
- By 2025, Minnesotans will enjoy lakes and rivers that have 95% less plastic pollution.
- By 2030, every Minnesotan will be drinking safe, non-polluted water.
- By 2040, Minnesota will protect children from mercury pollution. Individuals, business, and industries in our state will have stopped adding mercury to our lakes.
- By 2050, Minnesotans will have peace of mind knowing that every one of our lakes is safe for swimming. Currently polluted lakes will be cleaned up, and our most pristine lakes will be protected for future generations to experience.