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The Minnesota Buffer Law

The Minnesota Buffer Law requires landowners to establish perennial vegetation buffers of up to 50 feet along lakes, rivers, and streams and buffers of 16.5 feet along ditches in order to reduce nutrient and sediment impacts to the state’s waterways.

The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART)

The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) formally brings together several state agencies to investigate and remediate contamination by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS); develop and maintain cooperative relationships among local, state, and federal agencies; understand the science, and inform and empower the public to make educated decisions.

The Wisconsin Nutrient Strategy

The Wisconsin Nutrient Strategy is a framework that brings together diverse nutrient management activities for point sources and nonpoint sources across the state. It documents the progress of ongoing activities implemented by federal, state, or local agencies and identifies outstanding needs.

City of Toledo: Clear Choices, Clean Water Campaign

The City of Toledo partners with regional government entities, nonprofits, soil and water districts, and others stakeholders to educate the public about best practices for water stewardship within the Western Lake Erie Basin and increase awareness about how personal choices can impact sources of drinking water.

City of Toledo: Prescription Medication Drop-off Program

The Toledo Police Department provides 24-hour unwanted prescription medication drop-off sites for all solid drugs and pills and participates in biannual Prescription Drug Take Back Days, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration.

City of Toledo: Spill Contingency Planning

The city of Toledo participates in multiple regional partnerships and planning efforts aimed at mitigating spills that could potentially impact sources of drinking water.