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Star Lakes and Rivers (Minnesota)

Eligibility 
Utility
Fed. Government
Commercial
Agricultural
Investor-Owned Utility
State/Provincial Govt
Industrial
Construction
Municipal/Public Utility
Local Government
Residential
Installer/Contractor
Rural Electric Cooperative
Tribal Government
Low-Income Residential
Schools
Retail Supplier
Institutional
Multi-Family Residential
Systems Integrator
Fuel Distributor
Nonprofit
General Public/Consumer
Transportation
Savings Category 
Fuel Cells
Photovoltaics
Program Info
State 
Minnesota
Program Type 
Siting and Permitting

An association organized for the purpose of addressing issues on a specific lake or river, a lake improvement district, or a lake conservation district may apply to the Star Lake Board for designation as a star lake or river. An association applying for Star Lake or River designation must have a lake or river management plan, maintain a membership of at least 50 percent of the private shoreland owners, participate in a water quality monitoring program, work with state agencies and local government units to identify water pollution sources and impairments, promote compliance with adopted shoreland zoning standards and best management practices, and undertake other responsibilities. The designation aims to promote sustainable water management practices and protect water resources, and can lead to greater state funding for improvement and mitigation projects.