Water is a part of Minnesota’s identity, roots, and spirit. A fundamental human desire is to be near water—clean water—and the natural resources it supports. This desire to connect with water drives tourism, community involvement and activism, and, to a great extent, our state pride or identity. Minnesota’s businesses and enterprises also rely on clean water, but global economic forces place additional external pressure on Minnesota’s resources, while not necessarily reflecting the environmental policies, priorities and values that have historically been supported.
Minnesota Water Sustainability Framework: Recreational/Spiritual/Cultural Technical Work Team Report.
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