April 20, 2016
“What we need most in Minnesota are not more laws and regulations that try to require or reward clean water practices, they're last resorts. What we really need is to establish an ethic of clean water practices.”
That was Governor Mark Dayton’s call to action at the Water Summit on February 27. He told reporters at the summit that sometime in April, he would travel the state for a ‘Water Action Week.’
Dayton recently announced his intention to do that and said the dates for that would be this week, April 18-22.
Dayton kicks off Water Action Week
Starting today, Dayton, Lieutenant Governor Smith and our commissioners are traveling throughout Minnesota to focus attention on resources and actions that help conserve and protect our most precious resource: water. They’ll also visit schools to talk to kids about the importance of clean water.
A full schedule of events was expected to be released today, his staff said.
In a press release, Molly Pederson, senior policy advisor for the Office of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, offered suggestions for state residents to reduce water use and to be more mindful of their water use. A ‘Clean Water Tip of the Day’ will be posted this week, too, she said.
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