Foiling Milfoil

by Carlene Miller | Jul 15, 2011
| 2 Comments

Summary:

I believe my idea is creative because while this issue has been addressed by government, this would be the first time allowing public organizations to address the issue.

About You

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About You

First Name

Carlene

Last Name

Miller

Country

United States, MN

City

Buffalo

About Your Organization

Organization Name

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Your Idea

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Name your idea

Foiling Milfoil

Describe how you would use $15,000 to help your community become aware of and address water issues in Minnesota.

I'm working this summer at the Center for Homicide Research, so we often have discussions about how people die in all sorts of manners, homicide or not. Today, we were discussing milfoil, the invasive species that has caused huge problems for diversity in Minnesota lakes and has caused many public safety concerns. Usually, local governments clean the milfoil out of the lakes, but with recent deficits and budget cutbacks, the lakes have been doing uncleaned. Apparently, someone drowned last year after getting caught up in milfoil in Lake of the Isles. My idea would be to spend the money to organize crews and clear milfoil out of local lakes.

How do you define your "community"?. How are water issues affecting your community?

My community for the summer is the Twin Cities and all their beautiful waterways.

Innovation

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Describe how your idea is creative.

I believe my idea is creative because while this issue has been addressed by government, this would be the first time allowing public organizations to address the issue.

Impact

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Describe how how you expect your idea to make a difference in your community.

The idea would hopefully rid local lakes of this invasive species and allowing lakes to be safer for recreational use.

Sustainability and Growth

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Describe how your idea will "stick" in your community and how you think it could be repeated in other communities.

Hopefully the money would be able to last for a few years, up until the point where milfoil is no longer an issue. These initial organizing groups could then organize in other Minnesota communities.

hayworth structure said: I really like to stroll at night and it will be even more great when I am with you guys. - Dr. Hicham Riba about this Competition Entry. - 1911 days ago read more >
Sana Jaffer said: Clean-ups are always useful, and you could partner with organizations that do similar projects to maximize outreach! about this Competition Entry. - 2923 days ago read more >

Carlene Miller submitted this idea. - 2923 days ago