White Bear Area Neighborhood Concerned Citizens Group (NCCG) was started by a group of citizens with no prior experience in politics or community or environmental activism. However, when the Water Gremlin TCE exposure issue came to the public’s attention, we were individually motivated to do more than talk about it – we wanted action.
Through that desire for action, we found each other and began coordinating our individual efforts. This resulted in the forming of NCCG with the purpose of advocating for the health and environment of those impacted by the Water Gremlin contamination.
We are united by our passion for the community, for our local environment and for the health of our families and friends. We strongly believe both corporations and government have accountability to the community, and we strive to keep those players honest and accountable in their actions.
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.