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Governor Dayton proposes “buffer” to protect Minnesota waters

Governor Mark Dayton has proposed an initiative aimed at protecting Minnesotas waters from erosion and runoff pollution.Known as the Buffer Initiative, the legislation requires at least 50 feet of perennial vegetation around Minnesotas waters. Buffers help filter out phosphorus, nitrogen, and sediment by slowing runoff, trapping sediment with these pollutants and allowing vegetation to absorb [Continue]