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Using Science and Engineering to Clean Up Downtown Minneapolis’ Dirty Stormwater Runoff

It’s spring, one of our dirtiest times of year in the stormwater management world. It’s the time when all that trash and pollution that gathered on the landscape and got buried under the snow starts to re-surface. Melting snow piles and rain mobilize that pollution, often before the street...

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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Project partners at Hall's Island.
December 28, 2017

Great partnerships made 2017 a successful year for the MWMO

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EcoVillage Apartments in the Hawthorne Neighborhood in North Minneapolis.
December 4, 2017

EcoVillage Apartments makes green living affordable in North Minneapolis

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An erosion pin on the river bank at Riverfront Regional Park in Fridley.
November 28, 2017

Fighting erosion and restoring shoreline at Riverfront Regional Park

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Master Water Stewards standing next to cistern.
November 14, 2017

Friends Turn Stormwater Problem Into a Cistern Solution

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Students painting a watershed trash can mural.
November 6, 2017

Art project inspires community to protect the Mississippi River

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Parishioners at the raingarden ceremony at Judson Memorial Baptist Church.
October 25, 2017

Church’s raingarden project empowers and educates all ages

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