Governor's Task Force on Wild Rice

 

About the Governor’s Task Force on Wild Rice

The Governor’s Task Force on Wild Rice is a nonpartisan group of experts and key stakeholders who are committed to finding a compromise solution to wild rice restoration and protection in Minnesota. The Task Force, appointed by Governor Dayton, is comprised of representatives from Tribal Nations, industry, environmental advocacy groups, scientists, state government agencies, and other stakeholders. 
 
The Task Force welcomes your written input form. Please click here to submitt a comment to the Governor's Task Force on Wild Rice.
 

Executive Order 18-08 and 18-09



Governor's Task Force on Wild Rice Final Report


Proposed Meeting Dates, Agendas and Meeting Minutes

Meeting locations and discussion topics are subject to change until ten days before the scheduled meetings. Please check back often for the most up to date information.

All Task Force meetings are open to the pubic. Public comment will be taken at every meeting. At the first meeting on Sept 27, public comment will limited to written comments only.

Click here for documents, presentations and other supplementary information discussed at the WRTF meetings

Click here for access to public comment

Date Time Location Proposed Discussion Topic Agenda and Meeting Minutes
September 27, 2018 9:00 -
4:00 pm
Blandin Foundation - Stender Community Room 100 N Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids Welcome, Introductions, Overview Agenda, Audio, Summary
October 11, 2018 10:00 -
5:00 pm
Rum River Library Meeting Room A/B - 4201 6th Ave, Anoka, MN 55303 Knowledge Building Agenda, Audio, Summary
October 25, 2018 10:00 -
5:00 pm // 6:00 - 8 pm

North Central Research and Outreach Center - 1861 East US Highway 169, Grand Rapids MN 55744  //

WRTF will convene in small groups at the following locations.

Wild Rice Protection and Restoration Agenda, Audio, Parking Map
October 26, 2018 10:00 -
5:00 pm
North Central Research and Outreach Center - 1861 East US Highway 169, Grand Rapids MN 55744 Wild Rice Waters Agenda, Audio, Summary
November 8, 2018 10:00 -
5:00 pm
MnDOT Arden Hills Training Center Room 1 - 1900 County Rd I West, Shoreview, MN 55126

Sulfate treatment and variance process

Agenda, Audio
November 20, 2018 10:00 -
4:00 pm
Blandin Foundation - Stender Community Room 100 N Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids Engagement and Recommendations Agenda, Audio
December 6, 2018 10:00 -
5:00 pm
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Room 200/201 - 520 Lafayette Road North, St Paul, MN 55155 Continued recommendation development Agenda, Audio
December 13, 2018 10:00 -
5:00 pm
Rum River Library Meeting Room A/B - 4201 6th Ave, Anoka, MN 55303 Report and recommendation review Agenda, Audio
December 20, 2018 10:00 - 4:00 pm Veterans Service Building - W 12 St., St Paul, MN 55155 Final Report Considerations Agenda, Parking Map, Audio

For more information regarding the Task Force contact:

Katie Pratt
Minnesota Environmental Quality Board
520 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN, 55155
O: 651-757-2524
Katie.Pratt@state.mn.us