Our coalition makes a difference for Minnesota. In 2011, MEP was named the #1 high-impact environmental nonprofit in Minnesota by more than 175 local experts.
Our coalition exists to help diverse environmental nonprofits be successful by working together. The mission of MEP is to make that success possible by:
Strengthening the effectiveness and building the power of our members to achieve the highest quality natural environment for Minnesotans.
Our staff achieves this mission by providing forums for collaboration and offering capacity building services that make our member groups, and our coalition, stronger. We create and organize various services, including communications and capacity building trainings, meetings for our members with policy makers, news and information gathering, networking opportunities, and more.
In 1998, the leaders of several environmental nonprofits decided that in order to achieve what's best for Minnesota's outdoors, our community needs to work together in a structured, official way — and from that, the Minnesota Environmental Partnership 501 (c)(3) nonprofit was formed.
Now, more than 70 nonprofits throughout the state are members of MEP and work together on the most pressing issues facing Minnesota's Great Outdoors by sharing information, planning and implementing policy campaigns, and "speaking with one voice" on critical environmental issues.