NCCG is a nonprofit organization, formed in March 2019, and led by a 4-person board. While we do not have official membership, we are a grass roots organization representing the communities of White Bear Lake, White Bear Township and Gem Lake.
We came together by chance, around the time a Stipulation Agreement (between MPCA and Water Gremlin) was signed into force (March 1st, 2019). We shared a belief that the process surrounding the Stipulation Agreement was rushed—with virtually no community notification or discussion. We deeply disagreed with the terms of the agreement and felt we had no voice.
As a result, NCCG puts the community at the heart of all we do. The NCCG mission is focused on three pillars:
1) Understanding the past and what has happened.
2) Protecting our community for the future. And,
3) Requiring accountability from those who are responsible
To learn more about the Water Gremlin exposure issue from the NCCG community perspective, click here for a series of articles summarizing our findings and research.
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about our organization (NCCG) and our approach with the Water Gremlin contamination issue.How Can I Contribute?
How long has NCCG existed?
Right after the Water Gremlin/MPCA stipulation agreement was signed on March 1, 2019 individuals who were passionate about this topic started meeting together and organizing their activities to have a greater impact. Within 5 days, we had called for and held a meeting with a bi-partisan group of state and local officials, as well as the MPCA and MDH. During this meeting, we outlined our 4 keys asks.
What is your mission?
To understand complex environmental, human health, regulatory and legislative/local government issues that impact our community. To advocate for and take action where needed to protect the White Bear area communities and their quality of life.
How can I contribute?
We’ll put that question back on you. What skill set and/or passion do you have? Bring it to our group and help us amplify our voice!
Opportunities to help:
Provide scientific or technical expertise
And the list goes on! If you want to help, we can find a space for you.
If you have funds available to help support our efforts, please reach out to Sherry at NeighborsUnite55110@gmail.com.