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Due to a low response, we are postponing this event. We hope to see you virtually at our October 20th annual meeting and elections! Quarantine getting you down? Feeling the need to see people outside of your family or on a computer? Tired of just interacting with your pet? Come join MNAEP for a socially responsible trivia night! MNAEP is hosting a general trivia night! We will be outside on the private patio behind the Osborn 370 Building in St.…Details
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 will have implications for industry and development nationwide. This presentation will provide an update of regulations affecting streams, wetlands, and groundwater, and will discuss the…Details
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 dynamic neighborhood with a storied history. Let’s peek into the past when we end our tour at The Commodore Bar & Restaurant, restored to its…Details
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, MERA democratized the oversight of this prohibition by providing all Minnesotans with the right to sue for “the protection of air, water, land, or other…Details
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 seven-county, Twin Cities metro area. The EPA grant was awarded in early 2017 and MPCA contractors began working in October 2017. Over the past few…Details
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