The Save Lake Superior Association, begun in 1969, is the oldest citizen group working exclusively to preserve and protect Lake Superior. It was organized to help stop the dumping of taconite tailings into Lake Superior by Reserve Mining, whose tailings were threatening human health and contaminating the water and aquatic life. It is cleaner today because of the actions taken by SLSA.
State of Minnesota - Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund
The Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) was established following voter approval of a constitutional amendment in 1988. The money in the Trust Fund is generated by the Minnesota State Lottery. The Trust Fund holds assets that can be appropriated, "for the public purpose of protection, conservation, preservation, and enhancement of the state's air, water, land, fish, wildlife, and other natural resources."
The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota supports the development and enhancement of sustainable farming systems through farmer-to-farmer networking, innovation, demonstration, and education.
Transit for Livable Communities is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization leading the movement for transportation reform in Minnesota. Through advocacy, community engagement and collaboration, innovative programming, and research, we promote a balanced transportation system that encourages transit, walking, bicycling, and thoughtful development.