Gov. Mark Dayton asks Minnesotans for stewardship pledge on clean water
Gov. Mark Dayton continued his push for clean water Tuesday at the State Fair by calling on Minnesotans to take a "stewardship pledge" as part of the state's "Year of Water Action."
Dayton asked Minnesotans to use water efficiently; learn about what they can do to protect and preserve water; make informed consumer choices; and, talk to each other about water protection and preservation.
The state's 40th governor has made clean water a legacy-defining issue since seeing a 2015 report from the state Pollution Control Agency that detailed the vast swaths of the state's water resources that are no longer safe for swimming or fishing, especially in farm rich southern Minnesota.