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Citizen-Led Dialogue Opens on Three Rivers in South Central MN

December 2, 2011Patrick NunnallyProgram & AnnouncementsComments Off on Citizen-Led Dialogue Opens on Three Rivers in South Central MN

The road to the Gulf of Mexico starts at many points throughout the mid-continent, and for the sediment and nutrients that form the hypoxic zone, or the “Dead Zone” the road begins at the Minnesota River.  But of course smaller rivers feed that stream; the health of the Gulf is thus directly tied to the health of smaller rivers in south central Minnesota.

The health of three of those small rivers will be the subject of a broad citizen-led conversation at Mankato Minnesota on December 6.  The discussion will be led by a host of local organizations and will be facilitated by InCommons, a Minnesota-based organization dedicated to helping citizens address and solve difficult problems.  The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency also serves as a sponsor.

In the Upper Midwest, with the onset of winter, community is important.  So is food.  In the case of this event, food is provided.  After a meal, discussion, and after a discussion, action for improving water quality.



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