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Ruth Murphy Brings a Lifetime of Community Building to the Mississippi River Green Team

For more than 10 years, Ruth Murphy has played the role of unofficial godmother to a group of Minneapolis teens. She helps them get to work on time, brings them treats, and makes sure they drink enough water. She knows each one of them individually — and their families too. And when they see Ruth...

First-person view from a Paddle Share kayak, with downtown Minneapolis in the background.
June 26, 2018

Four Fun Ways to Experience the Mississippi River this Summer

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Westminster Presbyterian Church aerial photo
June 18, 2018

Exploring the High-Tech Stormwater Reuse System at Westminster Presbyterian Church

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Smiling boy holding a plant.
June 14, 2018

In Fridley, students learn how to be good neighbors to the Mississippi River

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The MWMO's green roof in September 2016.
May 30, 2018

Green Roofs and the Art of Gardening in Unconventional Spaces

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Scraping vegetable scraps into a compost pile.
April 20, 2018

Four Practical and Creative Ways to Become More Earth-Friendly

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Buyers at a plant sale.
March 26, 2018

Gear up for spring with native plant sales, workshops, cleanup events and more

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A MnDOT snow plow. (Credit: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency)
March 8, 2018

Three graphs that show how melting snow carries chloride into our waterbodies

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An aerial view of Hall's Island in November 2017.
February 28, 2018

Rebuilding Hall’s Island to improve habitat and ecology along the Mississippi River

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Screen shot from the "Watershed" music video.
February 15, 2018

Everything you need to know about chloride pollution, in the form of a music video

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