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Islamic Cultural Community Center Raingarden Dedication Ceremony
Friday, October 11, 2019 at 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Residents and community members are invited to a special event at the Islamic Cultural Community Center (ICCC) in Northeast Minneapolis on Friday, October 11, 2019. Local leaders will celebrate the completion of a green infrastructure project at the center (also known as Masjid Al-Huda) starting at 4:30 p.m.
Project partners and supporters will join Kevin Reich, Ward 1 City Council Member and Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) Board Chair, for a ceremonial “watering of the raingardens” to mark the successful green transformation of the Islamic center’s landscape, which is designed to help keep polluted stormwater runoff out of the Mississippi River.
The ICCC partnered with the MWMO and Metro Blooms to redesign their parking lot and existing gardens with a series of landscape features that will capture and treat polluted runoff. These stormwater best management practices (BMPs) include four raingardens, a native planting area, permeable pavers, and a combination rock/vegetated swale.