Citizen engagement is critical to keeping our State’s waters clean and protected. With (over) 10,000 lakes and thousands of miles of streams and rivers, ensuring that we are abiding by the Clean Water Act in this state is a daunting task, and one that can not be left to government alone. In addition to collaborating with PCA staff on collecting critical technical information about State waters, our office is also taking the lead on trying to engage citizens to become aware of the stressors impacting the lakes, rivers and streams that run through their property. With over half of our district’s lands in private hands, good stewardship is critical to not only protecting waters that are clean but also implementing projects to restore polluted waters as quickly as possible.
When scientific data is combined with citizens’ ideas and involvement, we hope to more effectively protect and improve our invaluable water resources. If you want to be notified of future watershed meetings, please email Kate or call her at (218) 723-4946.