Clean Up The River Environment (CURE)

A nonprofit organization

$5,857 raised by 88 donors

59% complete

$10,000 Goal

The greater the challenge. The stronger our voice. We can make change together. 


CURE’s major work in 2022: 

  • Helping win $10 billion in historic funding for Rural Electric Co-op's transition to clean energy through the Inflation Reduction Act
  • Partnering to fight for the protection of public waters as in the case around Limbo Creek in Renville County—recognized as a protected public water by the Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Leading the Minnesota campaign against the  proposed CO2/Carbon Pipelines by helping landowners and concerned communities organize and showcasing these projects as the false Climate Solution that they are and projects that will harm rural communities
  • Highlighting the economic, clean energy, and community investment opportunities for rural communities in the Infrastructure Improvement and Jobs Acts and the Inflation Reduction Act
  • Working on issues facing Rural Electric Cooperatives from protecting member-owners' lifesaving access to electricity (even if they cannot pay) to relieving co-ops of expensive coal plants to save members money. 
  • Standing with rural communities to end racism and grow justice, equity, and inclusion for all Minnesotans.  
  • Connecting Xcel members in Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Renville, Swift, or Yellow Medicine County with the opportunity to join a cooperative community solar garden
  • Connecting individuals and families with nature through our Tallgrass Prairie BioBlitz (2021 & 2022)
  • Minnesota Master Naturalist Prairie & Potholes course, and our Freshwater Mussel Field Day. 


These are why CURE asks for your support because there is still so much work to do despite our progress. In these turbulent times, we ask you to give what you can to support what you believe in. We do big things and make lasting change TOGETHER. 


ABOUT:  CURE is a rural, community-based, grassroots leader working in the areas of climate, energy, water, rural democracy, and connecting people with nature. In all our work, we pursue environmental justice and social justice hand-in-hand. We share what we know and draw on the expertise of others through regional and nationwide network collaborations. Our mission is to protect and restore resilient rural landscapes and build vibrant, just, and equitable rural communities by harnessing the power of citizens who care about them. 


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Clean Up The River Environment (CURE)

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Environment Children & Family Community


117 South 1st Street
Montevideo, MN 56265



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