Tom Landwehr, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, wrote an op-ed in today's Star Tribune titled, "Minnesota battles Asian carp," outlining the steps Governor Dayton and his administration are taking to stop the spread of Asian carp in Minnesota waters. Read it below:
Star Tribune: Minnesota battles Asian carp
'The threat posed by Asian carp requires decisive strokes, not just treading water."
Those words did not appear in the Star Tribune, but in a Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper editorial recently excoriating the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Congress for not doing enough to protect the Great Lakes from the threat of Asian carp.
Here in Minnesota, however, we intend to do everything possible to stop the spread. Gov. Mark Dayton has made it very clear: We will take decisive strokes and not tread water.
Summit will examine how to better utilize the talent of older Minnesotans; Recommendations will be used to bolster effectiveness of Senior LinkAge Line’s upcoming civic engagement service
St. Paul — Today, Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon convened a statewide summit with leading organizations on aging and volunteerism to explore how adults, 50 years and older, can be a vital part of addressing critical statewide issues through volunteering and community engagement. The organizations involved, including AARP, Twin Cities Public Television, Hamline University, and Minnesota Senior Corps Volunteer Programs are on the front lines when it comes to building the capacity of Minnesota to address the challenges it faces now and in future.
The network of leaders in volunteerism from across Minnesota came together to explore ways of eliminating existing barriers for older adult participation in volunteer and civic engagement roles, and worked to determine concrete next steps to develop a coordinated statewide network to harness the skills and talents of this growing population.