Please be advised, the Environmental Quality Board meeting scheduled for March 16, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm is now canceled.

In light of the community mitigation strategies announced to slow the spread of COVID-19, we are canceling our Board meeting for this coming Monday 3/16. We will take up the scheduled agenda items at a future meeting. Our next regularly scheduled Board meeting is April 15, and we will be tracking developments with COVID-19 leading up to that meeting.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we join the effort to reduce the impact of novel coronavirus on our communities. I hope that everyone stays safe and healthy. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to EQB Staff with questions.


The March 16, 2020 EQB meeting will address three informational objectives:

  • Discuss recommendations for implementing the strategies identified in the 2019 Emerald Ash Borer in Minnesota report.
  • Continue discussing Minnesota’s strategies to protect pollinators by learning about Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s approach to pest management and actions to address the effects of pesticides on pollinators.
  • Reflect on the 2019 Environmental Congress and generate ideas to inform the next Congress in the 2021-2022 biennium.

Location Instructions:

This meeting is at the MPCA building in the Lower Level Conference Room. The Blue Parking lot is 2 blocks away, has many open spots, and is free/open for members of the public attending the EQB meeting. The Blue Parking Lot is located off University and Olive Streets. The Jupiter Parking Lot has limited spaces but is also free and open to public attending the EQB meeting. The Jupiter Parking Lot is located across from the Law Enforcement Center on Grove Street. Please view the parking map.

You can view this meeting live online:

Meeting Location: 
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 
Room 200/201
520 Lafayette Rd North
St Paul, MN 55155
Start and End time: 
Monday, March 16, 2020 - 1:00pm