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NiceRide on the river: Kayak on the Mississippi for $20 through the Paddle Share program
City Pages - June 29, 2017

There are currently two places where you can pick up a kayak: North Mississippi Regional Park and at the Lowry Avenue Bridge (there’s a station at the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization…

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Sustainability Drove Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Redesign
Walker Reader - June 27, 2017

“We’re trying to manage water where it lands,” says Marcy Bean, of the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, which provided $1.5 million for the water reuse system.

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Some new work in the Sculpture Garden is truly deep
Minnesota Public Radio News - June 21, 2017

...The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, which works with seven metro cities on water-quality issues, gave a $1.5 million grant for the irrigation system. Executive director Doug Snyder said the initiative fits well with his organization's work to improve the quality and reduce the quantity of storm runoff that ends up in the Mississippi.

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After ‘Scaffold’ Controversy, All Eyes on the Walker as Its Sculpture Garden Is Set to Reopen
Artnet News - June 9, 2017

[T]he landscaping team, working with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, has created three lawn-like “islands,” slightly raised areas for displaying sculpture, surrounded by a sea of tall grasses...

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After ‘Scaffold’ controversy, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden to reopen this weekend
The Growler - June 8, 2017

(...) They also received an additional $1.5 million grant from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization for innovative stormwater management systems in the project.

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No kayak? You can still paddle the Mississippi this summer
Minnesota Public Radio News - June 3, 2017

Have an itch to paddle down the Mississippi, but don't own a boat or canoe? No problem, a paddle trip just became as easy as using a bike share program.

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Old Minneapolis tunnel may get new life in an era of climate change
Minnesota Public Radio News - May 31, 2017

The old Bassett Creek tunnel below downtown Minneapolis doesn't carry nearly as much water as it used to...

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Northeast Middle School celebrates rain garden
The Journal - May 30, 2017

The Northeast Middle School community and Audubon neighborhood on May 19 celebrated the completion of the school’s new rain garden.

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The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, reimagined
Southwest Journal - May 26, 2017

(...) The garden now incorporates an 80,000-gallon underground cistern to irrigate the site and neighboring baseball field. It’s similar to a system used at Edison High School.

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