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29 Sep '20

POSTPONED – In-Person & Socially Responsible Trivia

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
KLJ, Osborn 370 Building, 370 Wabasha Street North
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States

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.…

11 Aug '20

Evolving US Water Regulation

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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 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…

21 Jul '20

Managing Cultural Risk on Mining Projects

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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 productive and proactive dialog with Native American Tribes who are sovereign nations, and among stakeholders such as landowners and environmental activists. RSVP: Email minnesotaaep@gmail.com or click… Details
23 Jun '20

Architectural History Tour of Cathedral Hill

June 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
(former) Happy Gnome, 498 Selby Ave,
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States

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…

21 May '20

MERA Impacts on Business & Development

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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, 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…

21 Apr '20

Environmental Justice & Redevelopment

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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 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…

08 Mar '20

MNAEP 2nd Annual Bowling Fundraiser

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bowlero, 12200 Singletree Ln
Eden Prairie, MN 55344 United States
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 professionals. It’s a win-win-win!  For only $40/person, you get 1.5 hours of bowling with your team, snacks, a free drink, various prizes, and of… Details
25 Feb '20

Renewable Siting in MN

February 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
KLJ, Osborn 370 Building, 370 Wabasha Street North
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
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 the environment increasingly important. No one knows this better than John Wachtler, former Energy Program Director and current Transmission Planning Director for MN Department of… Details
28 Jan '20


January 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Union 32, 2864 Hwy 55
Eagan, MN 55121 United States
In celebration of NEPA’s 50th Anniversary, MNAEP is hosting a networking/NEPA trivia night at Union 32 in Eagan. Come join us for evening of catching up with your fellow environmental professionals and testing your NEPA knowledge. MNAEP will provide one free drink ticket for attendees. Union 32 offers a full menu of delicious food. Location: Private Pub Room at Union 32, 2864 Hwy 55, Eagan, MN 55121 Time: 5:30-7:30; Trivia to start at 6 Fee: Members: Free Non-members: $5 Union… Details
10 Dec '19

MNAEP Holiday Party

December 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Park Tavern, 3401 Louisiana Avenue South
St. Louis Park, MN 55426 United States
Season Greetings MNAEP Members: In light of the upcoming holidays, MNAEP would like to invite you all to our 3rd annual MNAEP Holiday Party at Park Tavern in St. Louis Park on December 10th from 5:30-8:30 PM. Come mix and mingle with your fellow MNAEP members over food and beverages provided by MNAEP. The MNAEP Board has also put together some fun gift totes for those that participate in the drawings held that night. A review of the accomplishments of… Details
14 Nov '19

HERC Tour & Happy Hour

November 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
HERC, 435 North 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
Ever wonder if there was a better way to dispose of trash than just in a landfill? Well, come check out the Hennepin Energy Recovery Center (HERC) located in downtown Minneapolis with MNAEP. This facility takes waste generated from Minneapolis and the surrounding communities, including the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, and burns it to generate enough energy to power 25,000 homes. TOUR DATE: November 14, 2019 TIME: 4:00PM (Tour takes 1.5 hours) LOCATION: Tour begins at HERC Visitor Center located… Details
22 Oct '19

Board Elections & Annual Meeting

October 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
KLJ, Osborn 370 Building, 370 Wabasha Street North
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
MNAEP Members, We have elections coming up at our annual meeting in October! We have five 1-year positions and four 2-year positions open. Terms begin January 1, 2020. As a member of the MNAEP board, you get the opportunity to work with other great environmental professionals to guide the programming and growth of our organization. Being part of the board also provides opportunities to network with the NAEP board and its members. Reasons to Get Involved: 1. Get to shape the… Details
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