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Saturday, March 02, 2013

ABC Newspapers reporting on upcoming LWV session exploring water supply sustainability in our north metro region. Water sustainability IS a major growth-constraining factor.

This link. The item speaks for itself.

Crabgrass earlier post, here. That post included captured presentation images and links providing a helpful background that interested people can consult before going to the LWV session.

Detail:

League of Women Voters ABC hosts the event.
Site: Andover Senior Center
Date: Monday evening, March 11, 2013
Guest Speaker: Lanya Ross, principal environmental scientist with the Metropolitan Council
Topic: “Water Supply Sustainability in the North Metro.”

Social time and refreshments start at 6 p.m., followed by the program and discussion at 6:30 p.m.

For additional information, the LWV contact person is Katherine Whelchel at

kathiew7contacts@gmail.com

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North metro residents concerned with water, and growth should note that Met Council has a growth advancement-advocacy bias; while water sustainability issues need to be viewed in a larger "growth as but one factor" mixed-mandate sustainable resource management context, something DNR has published on and clarified. That DNR item highlignts the broader perspective goal should be viewed as:

A Vision for a Sustainable Quality of Life

In its Directions for Natural Resources 2000, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) established two sustainability goals:
❒ Maintain, enhance or restore the health of Minnesota ecosystems, so that they can continue to serve environmental, social and economic purposes.
❒ Foster an ethic of natural resource stewardship among all Minnesotans.

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LWV notes the Andover Senior center is "next-door to Andover City Hall at 1685 Crosstown Boulevard NW." (Enter the City Hall parking lot from Crosstown, and proceed to the end of the parking lot.)

Maps - Andover Senior Center
(Detailed map first, second map may prove more helpful. If you are as unfamiliar with Andover as I am you might want to go to Google Maps and get a routing from your home to the event site - this map is presented for those already familiar with Andover streets - click the thumbnail to enlarge and read - the first map key is below the thumbnail)





Here is a larger map, with Ramsey residents likely either taking Hwy 116 or Hwy 10, and turning north at Hanson.

click map to enlarge and read



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To understand the Met Council as one player in an "overlapping jurisdictions" regulatory arrangement in Minnesota, with regard to water resource management, this is a helpful webpage.

With the Met Council imposing comprehensive planning within its seven county area, it tends from that 800 pound gorilla perspective to appear as a unilateral force; so that the referenced page helps to "put Met Council in its place" as but one part of a larger scenario.

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