Renewable Siting in MN

KLJ Osborn 370 Building, 370 Wabasha Street North, Saint Paul

Minnesota is making major efforts in the clean energy market. Currently, the state has a 25 percent renewable energy mandate. Looking toward the future, there is an effort to have energy be from carbon-free sources by 2050, as recently reported by MPR. These initiatives make siting and planning for renewable/transmission facilities and mitigating impacts to […]

MNAEP 2nd Annual Bowling Fundraiser

Bowlero 12200 Singletree Ln, Eden Prairie

Join us! On Sunday, March 8th from 1-3pm, we will host the second annual MNAEP bowling tournament and fundraiser at Bowlero in Eden Prairie.  Event proceeds will support MNAEP programming and a student scholarship. So, come on out and enjoy a few rounds of bowling and bonding! And raise money for our organization and future […]

Environmental Justice & Redevelopment

Free Webinar

Redevelopment in Environmental Justice (EJ) areas has been important in the brownfield community for many, many years. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and Minnesota Brownfields (MNB) applied for an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Community-wide Brownfield Assessment grant in 2016. The EPA grant was intended for sites in under-served communities within EJ areas in the […]

MERA Impacts on Business & Development

Free Webinar

The Minnesota Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) and the Minnesota Environmental Rights Act (MERA) were Minnesota’s answer to Silent Spring, the burning Cuyahoga River, and the creation of Earth Day, and form the basis of Minnesota’s environmental regulatory scheme. While MEPA codified a prohibition on state action that would significantly affect the quality of the environment, […]

Architectural History Tour of Cathedral Hill

(former) Happy Gnome 498 Selby Ave,, Saint Paul

The history of Cathedral Hill revealed through its architecture… Join us for a walking tour of one of the oldest neighborhoods in St. Paul. We’ll meet at the former home of Happy Gnome (498 Selby Avenue) and learn what its square cupola tells us about its past life. A stroll down Selby will reveal a […]

Managing Cultural Risk on Mining Projects

Free Webinar

Join us for a free, lunchtime webinar. How do you successfully identify and manage the risks inherent with mining projects while complying with environmental and cultural resources laws? A sound strategy is the starting point. This requires effectively navigating federal processes such as the National Environmental Policy Act and National Historic Preservation Act, while facilitating […]

Evolving US Water Regulation

Free Webinar

Join us for a free, lunchtime webinar. Proposed changes under the Clean Water Act include The Navigable Waters Protection Rule, effective June 22, 2020, from the US Environmental Protection Agency and US Army Corps of Engineers regarding the Waters of the US (WOTUS). The rule alters the definition of protected water bodies and wetlands and […]

Board Elections & Annual Meeting

WebEx

MNAEP Members, Elections will be held at our annual meeting in October! There are five 1-year positions open with terms beginning January 1, 2021. As a member of the MNAEP Board, you work with other great environmental professionals to guide the programming and growth of our organization. As a Board member, you will also have opportunities […]

Free

Rachel Carson Book Club

WebEx

Join us for lively conversation and an engaging discussion around the seminal work of Rachel Carson—Silent Spring. What have we learned or have things changed much since 1962? As a companion book, to broaden the discussion, or if you’ve already read Silent Spring, we will also discuss On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy […]

Free

Holiday Tubing Party

Buck Hill 15400 Buck Hill Rd, Burnsville

Come kick-off 2021 right and join the MNAEP board and fellow members for some outdoor fun to celebrate the holidays. MNAEP is planning a tubing evening at Buck Hill where we can enjoy the outdoors and socially-distanced in person networking. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we cannot book a group event, so please let us know […]