We lead the Sierra Club North Star Chapter in researching, monitoring, and advocating for policies that protect Minnesota’s waters and wetlands.
What We Do
Our work is to understand the science, policies, laws, and regulations for issues that impact Minnesota’s waters and wetlands. We use our knowledge to advocate for the waters of Minnesota as well as preserving and protecting wetlands.
How we do that
Research, develop, and propose science-based policies
Monitor agency/local government actions and programs
Participate in federal, state, and local task forces or committees
Inform the public on our work and issues that need their involvement
Develop coalitions with other environmental groups on specific issues
Responsible use of road salt
Stopping sulfide mining
Reducing agriculture pollution
Developing wake boat policies that support water safety and prevent environmental damage
Researching the impact of microplastics on humans, wildlife, and environmental systems
Join us at our monthly meetings!
Date: 2nd Monday of the month
Time: 7 p.m.
More Information on Wetlands
Wetlands are an important part of the clean water system. They filter pollution and purify our water, store floodwater, and replenish groundwater. Maintaining healthy wetlands in watersheds helps prevent rivers and lakes from becoming polluted.
Wetlands suffer from pollution, urban development, and highway and farm runoff, harming their ability to support life. Wetlands provide habitat for a wealth of wildlife: ducks, dragonflies, frogs, birds, fish, and an amazing diversity of plants. With early melting, small wetlands become rich in invertebrates, providing necessary, life-giving food for reproducing waterfowl and their hatchlings.
Learn more about Minnesota’s wetlands in this 2006 report: Minnesota's Wetlands Legacy: Is Minnesota Doing Enough to Protect its Remaining Wetlands?