Environmental Quality Board March 25 Meeting: Nitrates in the Karst Region

Please note that seating for the meeting is limited. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP to assist us in anticipating turnout for the meeting.

March 25 Meeting Agenda

The Minnesota Environmental Quality Board (EQB) will hold a public meeting on March 25, 2019 in Red Wing to gain public input on a proposal to study nitrate-contaminated water in the karst region of southeast Minnesota.

The Board will use input from the March 25 meeting to help decide whether to order a Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) on nitrate-contaminated water in the karst region of southeast Minnesota. Karst refers to porous bedrock where contaminants on the surface can easily reach groundwater used for drinking. The EQB plans to make the decision on whether to order the GEIS at a future EQB meeting.

View our full agenda.

Meeting Time and Location  

This month’s meeting will take place at the St. James Hotel Summit Room, 406 Main St. Red Wing MN. Due to the small group discussion nature of meeting, the Environmental Quality Board (EQB or Board) meeting will not be available for live viewing online.

Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. and the formal program begins at 5:30 p.m.

If you need an accommodation for this event (i.e., sign language interpreter, braille, wheelchair accessibility, etc.), this can be made available upon advance request. This material can be given to you in different forms, like large print, braille, or on a recording. Please contact EQB staff at least one week prior to the event at info.EQB@state.mn.us to arrange an accommodation. 

Comments from the online survey will be provided to the EQB members for consideration prior to the GEIS decision. The online survey is now closed.


For additional information relevant to the meeting:
Read more about Generic Environmental Impact Statements

MPCA Karst in Minnesota

MDA Township Well Testing

DNR Springs, Springsheds and Karst


Start and End time: 
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 5:00pm