Governor Dayton Wants to Know Your Water Priorities

Governor Dayton has scheduled a Clean Water Summit for February 27th. This event will likely set the Governor's water agenda in coming months and years. 
Forward this email to all of your members and urge them to take the survey - let Governor Dayton know our lakes need his leadership on aquatic invasive species.
Take the Survey to let Governor Dayton know that the fight to stop Aquatic Invasive Species needs his leadership. AIS is a biological pollutant as serious as nitrogen and phosphorus, but unlike those contaminants, it CANNOT BE CLEANED UP.
As Lake Association members, and lake home and cabin owners, we have know the water problems facing our state. You may never have a better opportunity to bring the issues you care about forward in the public policy arena.
Please take the time to fill in the survey. And if you can make the event, there is a registration link. 

Let Gov. Dayton know Aquatic Invasive Species is a biological pollutant, capable of destroying Minnesota's Lakes and water based tourism economy.
TAKE THE WATER SURVEY AND HELP SET AGENDA FOR GOVERNOR'S WATER SUMMIT, which will take place on Saturday, February 27, 2016.
Registration Now Open for Governor’s Water Summit
January 14, 2016
Summit will focus on state’s water quality challenges, seek public input on solutions
Summit will convene broad group of stakeholders to address water quality challenges in all regions of the state – both rural and urban
ST. PAUL, MN – Registration is now open for the Governor’s Water Summit, which will take place on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The summit will focus public attention on the serious challenges facing Minnesota’s water supplies – in both rural and urban areas of the state – and continue statewide dialogue around steps that must be taken to address those challenges. The summit will bring together water quality experts, farmers, legislators, regulators, the business community, members of the public, local leaders, and a wide variety of other stakeholders.
Governor’s Water Summit Registration
Registration is now open for the Governor’s Water Summit, which will take place on Saturday, February 27, 2016, at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront. Registration can be found online at this link. This link will also be available from the homepage of the Governor’s website. Registration is open to all Minnesotans, and is free of charge.
Governor’s Water Survey
To ensure that all Minnesotans’ voices are heard on this important, statewide issue, stakeholders and other interested members of the public are encouraged to take this online survey, launched in conjunction with the Governor’s Water Summit, regardless of whether they plan to attend the summit in February. The information and input gathered from this survey will help inform the Administration and Legislature on Minnesota’s water quality challenges and possible solutions. The survey can be found online at

Best to you all - and please keep in touch,
Jeff Forester- MN Lakes and Rivers Advocates