We will be presenting the RiverKeeper Award to Sisters Kay and Annette Fernholz of Earthrise Farm.
CURE invites the public to join our members on Saturday, April 18, 2015 for a day of popular education, grassroots action, business, and celebration at CURE's 23rd Annual Meeting. The theme for the day is Growing Clean Water: Connecting Agriculture and Stewardship, and both our RiverKeeper recipients and the topic of the afternoon's Rural Progressive Roundtable will be in keeping with that theme.
Over 40 people attended an In-District Meeting with District 17 Legislators, Sen. Lyle Koenen (17-DFL), Rep. Tim Miller (17A-R) and Rep. Dave Baker (17B-R).
Last Thursday, the Senate Environment and Energy Committee passed two significant components of a responsible Minnesota Clean Energy Plan-policy improving the state's Renewable Energy Standard to 40 percent by 2030 and the yearly energy savings goal from 1.5 to 2 percent-as part of their omnibus bill (Senate File 1431). The bill will now go to the Senate floor for a full vote by the body.
This year, CURE will celebrate our Annual River History Weekend on the 8th Annual Get Outdoors Day (GO Day) on Saturday, June 13. This will allow us to partner with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and join a national movement for outdoor fun.