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The Bell Museum of Natural History has provided visitors, teachers students and researchers with a richer understanding of our natural world with captivating exhibits, cutting edge research and public education.

The Minnesota DNRs Buffer Protection Map Project is to help guide the implementation of Minnesota's buffer law. The law establishes new perennial vegetation buffers of up to 50 feet along rivers, streams and ditches that will help filter out phosphorus, nitrogen and sediment, while providing flexibility and financial support for landowners to install and maintain buffers.

The mission of Friends of Minnesota Scientific and Natural Areas is to advocate for the establishment, use management, and perpetuation of Minnesota's Scientific and Natural Areas in an undisturbed natural state.

Visit HaveFunBiking.org to learn about all things bicycling in Minnesota.

Over 100 groups through tout the Great Lakes Region have joined the Healing Our Waters - Great Lakes Coalition. The HOW Coalition works to restore the health of the Great Lakes, which are essential to the economic and cultural identity of our region.

Links to the World   A list of web sites, including environmental, maintained by the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library.

Legislative- Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). The LCCMR is made up of 17 members: 5 Senators, 5 Representatives, 5 citizens appointed by the governor, 1 citizen appointed by the Senate, and 1 citizen appointed by the House. The function of the LCCMR (formerly LCMR) is to make funding recommendations to the legislature for special environment and natural resource projects, primarily from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund.

Disposing of medications properly can help keep our water safe. Please do not flush down a toilet. There are many places for proper disposal. Narcotics or controlled substances may require special handling. To learn more go to Medication & Drug Disposal.

Minnesota Center of Environmental Advocacy (MCEA) For almost 30 years MCEA has used law, science and research to protect Minnesota's natural resources, wildlife and public health. They advocate for positive environmental change and protection in the areas of water quality, land use and transportation, wildlife and natural resources, public health and energy.

Minnesota Environmental Fund   The fund consists of 17 member organizations (including the Izaak Walton League, Minnesota Division) who work to make our communities better places to live. Funding is provided to state environmental organizations through pledges and donations from the community.

The Minnesota Environmental Partnership is a coalition of more than 80 Minnesota environmental and conservation organizations working together to protect and preserve Minnesota's precious natural environment. To learn and take action on current issues go to mepartnership.org/action-alert-system.

Minnesota River Basin Data Center offers a comprehensive clearinghouse of all public information about the Minnesota River Basin. 

Minnesota Seasons promotes nature tourism in Minnesota. More than 330 sites are listed where native plants, birds, and other wildlife can be viewed. These sites, with very few exceptions, are open to the public. Destination pages feature photos; a printable map with GPS coordinates; a map of native plant communities; and a list of plants, insects, and wildlife identified on the site. Visitors can share their sightings with others using this informative site.

Former WCCO weather anchor and climate change expert Paul Douglas has an informative blog on our weather and climate change.

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is a national alliance of farm, rural development, and conservation groups that organized to affect federal agriculture policy.

Visit the Minnesota Zoo. The zoo's mission is to connect people, animals and the natural world. They are dedicated to inspiring people to act on behalf of the environment. To accomplish this,they provide award-winning recreational, educational and conservation programs, locally, nationally and internationally.

The Native Thistle: A Conservation Practitioners Guide published by the Xerxes Society is useful for those who are interested in protecting pollinators and their habitats.