Wild rice is Minnesota’s state grain, a vital plant for fish, waterfowl and wildlife, and a critical food and Treaty resource for many Minnesotans. Natural wild rice stands are vulnerable to sulfate pollution from mining and other industries, which is why, since 1973, Minnesota has had a rule that limits sulfate pollution to 10 parts per million (ppm or mg/L) in wild rice waters.

On August 21, 2017, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) proposed to eliminate Minnesota's wild rice sulfate limit and replace it with an equation that will not protect wild rice. Take Action now and tell the MPCA to preserve the sulfate limit and apply it year-round to all wild rice waters.

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