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MPCA Issues Alarming Report on Nitrogen Pollution in Minnesota Watersheds

Last week the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) issued an alarming report on Nitrogen Pollution in southern Minnesota watersheds.  Bluestem Prairie, News Media for Greater Minnesota recapped the study last Wednesday.  The report stated that 41 percent of Minnesota's lakes and streams have excessive nitrogen and that 70 percent of the load comes from Minnesota agriculture.  In addition to Minnesota water impairments, agricultural nitrogen is the primary cause of the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. 


The findings in the MPCA Nitrogen Study set the stage for new and urgent conversations around agricultural practice, farm policy, and watershed health.  Check out this blog post: Nitrogen Pollution's Farm Policy Roots by Adam Warthesen at The Land Stewardship Project.


We do wish to point out the work of CURE River Keeper, Doug Albin, who took action and implemented a nitrogen mitigation project on his Yellow Medicine River farm. Read more about his project here.

Obama Announces Climate Plan
What does it mean for Minnesota?

One week ago today, President Obama delivered his long anticipated climate plan, validating the work done in Minnesota by climate and energy leaders and making clear, the direction leaders might take to address climate change and build our clean energy economy.  CURE is a partner in the Minnesota Clean Energy and Jobs Campaign. 


This is what Minnesota media said following Obama's speech: 

Fresh Energy Clearwater

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Safety First 
Before your next trip, be prepared and consider your safety first.

We would like to acknowledge the dangers that recreation on water may create while boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming or whatever the activity may be. Before going on a trip, one should always check the weather forecast and conditions of the water before embarking on the trip. 


The Department of Natural Resource (DNR) website contains a wealth of knowledge on what you need to know about taking precautions before getting on to the river.  


Here are a few more helpful links from the DNR website to check out before your next trip:

Check out this recent news release from the (DNR) about the water conditions for this holiday weekend: Minnesota waters are moving fast

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CURE's Events & Adventure's Program

Experience the Upper Minnesota River Watershed with the guides from Wild River Academy and from our CURE members and board members by paddling, biking, fishing, birding, hiking or all of the above! Click on the links below to learn more about each trip including details on special costs for our CURE members. - Advanced Registration Required.


Saturday, July 13th from 6 AM to 10 AM 
CURE Members fee: FREE 
Non-CURE members fee: $10  
Paddling the MN River Watershed:
Minnesota River Trip in Renville County

Saturday, August 10th4 hour day trip.
Saturday & Sunday, July 13 & 14th 
beginning at 9 AM on Saturday.
Kinney Landing
Saturday, August 10th from 8 AM to 11 AM.
Saturday, July 20th. 3 hour day trip. 
Sunday, August 11th. 3 hour day trip.
Thursday, August 15th from 9 AM to 12 PM.

Wednesday, July 24th. 5 PM to 8 PM. 
Saturday, August 24th from 3 PM to 6 PM.


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