Policy and Picnic...What a Combo!

Reminder: this event is TODAY.

Steve MorseThe public is invited to hear about gains for environmental quality achieved during the 2006 Minnesota Legislative session. Steve Morse, Executive Director of Minnesota Environmental Partnership (MEP), will address the topic and answer questions from 4-5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 25, at the Northfield Public Library.

Steve is a former state senator and a former deputy commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Steve was elected to the State Senate the first time in 1986, representing the Winona area. For most of his 12 years in the Senate, he served as chairman of the Senate Environment and Agriculture Budget Division. He served in the DNR from 1999 to 2003.

Prior to joining MEP in 2006, Steve served as a senior fellow in the College of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota. While there he developed and ran the Green Lands, Blue Waters initiative, which continues to address the long term ecological impacts of agricultural practices in the Mississippi River basin.

The Minnesota Environmental Partnership is a coalition of 90 Minnesota environmental and conservation organizations, including the Cannon River Watershed Partnership (CRWP).

A completely random potluck barbeque will follow at the CRWP offices, from 6-7:30 p.m. If you come, we ask you to bring what you want to eat, drink, and share, along with your ideas and concerns for an involved democracy. Call CRWP at 507-646-8400, or visit www.crwp.net for more information.