Clean Water Promise

Water connects each of us as Minnesotans and it connects all conservation issues in our state. Because of water’s unique importance, Conservation Minnesota is working to achieve a lasting legacy for future generations. We call it the Clean Water Promise.

  • By 2020, state and local officials will have the information, tools, and authority necessary to conserve and sustainably manage the quantity of water in our lakes, streams and groundwater reserves.
  • By 2025, every Minnesotan will be drinking safe, non-polluted water.
  • By 2030, Minnesotans will enjoy lakes and rivers that have 95% less plastic pollution.
  • By 2040, Minnesota will protect children from mercury pollution.  Individuals, businesses, and industries in our state will have stopped adding mercury to our lakes.
  • By the year 2050, Minnesotans will have peace of mind knowing that every one of our lakes is safe for swimming. Currently, polluted lakes will be cleaned up, and our most pristine lakes will be protected for future generations to experience. 

To achieve these important goals, we are building a truly statewide community of Minnesotans willing to stand up for our lakes, rivers, and drinking water. Our network has grown from 5,000 to over 60,000 in just two years. We have members in every county with 47% living outside the metro area. We are also building a statewide team of community coordinators to engage and mobilize this ever-growing network, providing them with the information, tools, and opportunities necessary to make a difference.

Lake and River Associations that Support the Clean Water Promise

  • Big McDonald Lake Improvement District
  • Caribou Lake Property Owners Association
  • Clearwater Lake Area Association (CWLAA)
  • Diamond Lake Area Recreation Association
  • Eagle Lake Lakeshore Association
  • Eagle Lake Preservation Association
  • Fifty Lakes Property Owners Association (FLPOA)
  • Fish Lake Area Residents Association
  • Forest Lake Association
  • Goose Lake Association
  • Green Prairie Fish Lake Landowners Association
  • Lake Beauty Association
  • Lake Calhoun Area Association
  • Lake Minnie Belle Improvement Association
  • Lake Shamineau Association
  • Lone Lake Property Owners Association
  • Long Lake Improvement Association
  • Otter Tail County Pine Lakes Improvement District
  • Pokegama Lake Association of Pine County
  • Sauk River Chain of Lakes Association
  • Ten Mile Lake Association
  • Thunder Lake Association
  • Twin Lakes Association
  • Upper South Long Lake
  • Waterville Lakes Association