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November Member Meeting Announced

Our November member meeting will be all about water in Dakota County, threats to it, and the importance of stewardship of our resources.

Our goal is that members will leave with an increased respect for our limited water supply, think more intentionally about sustainable practices, and be motivated to adopt changes in our lives and attitudes that will benefit society in general.

Jill Trescott, the Senior Groundwater Advisor for Dakota County, will talk about what Dakota County is doing to protect our groundwater and update us on such issues such as the threat to ship water from our aquifers to the Southwest, and Dakota County's involvement/position on the larger expansion of the Burnsville Sanitary Landfill.

Sharon Day will share the Native American spiritual perspective of water stewardship and the imperative to protect the water supply. She is an Ojibwe leader and Native American activist, artist and writer from Minnesota. She is an enrolled member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe. Day is most known for her water walks, a spiritual practice in which Day and others carry water for long distances to raise awareness and pray for the health and future of the waterways.

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