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Diverse set of nominees emerge in awards for cleaning up polluted properties in Twin Cities
Star Tribune - Oct. 26, 2017

Not so long ago, contaminated “brownfields” in Minnesota were viewed as a little more than hopeless blight. But now with consumer demand spiking for close-in locations, developers are increasingly on the hunt for polluted sites that benefit from easy access to the urban core.

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Minneapolis looks to restore Mississippi River island
Pioneer Press - Oct. 26, 2017

Work on a $6.7 million construction project to restore an island on the Mississippi River in Northeast Minneapolis is set to begin next month.

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Hall’s Island facelift brings new water access to NE Mpls.
MPR News - Oct. 24, 2017

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board on Tuesday announced a $6.7 million construction project to restore Hall's Island starting next month.

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Restoration planned for Hall’s Island in Northeast Minneapolis
FOX 9 News - Oct. 24, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - Plans to reshape the waterfront along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis will soon take a big step. Next month, construction begins on the restoration of Hall's Island in Northeast Minneapolis.

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Study aims to track sources of downtown runoff
Downtown Journal - Oct. 19, 2017

A new Mississippi Watershed Management Organization study is aiming to better understand the types and amounts of pollutants that come from different surfaces in downtown Minneapolis.

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Artists create ‘Interspecies Postal Service’ to monitor climate change
Star Tribune - Oct. 6, 2017

Pink mailboxes are the new blue U.S. Postal Service mailboxes. At Franconia Sculpture Garden, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, and the UMN Ecology Department Building, an artist project called "Transition Habitats" by Elliot Montgomery and Chris Woebken offers another portal into the affects of climate change. 

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Glimpsing a New Model of Sustainable Urban Redevelopment
MWMO News Release - August 23, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS — The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization has released a video highlighting a new sustainable, cost-effective approach to urban redevelopment.

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Looking for a few good neighbors to protect water quality
MWMO News Release - July 26, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS — All across the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area, neighbors are joining together to improve the health of water in their communities and beyond. By becoming trained and certified as Master Water Stewards, they have dreamed up, created and installed projects beyond what they thought possible.

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Master Water Stewards program open for applications
Southwest Journal - July 5, 2017

The Freshwater Society partners with about 16 local government units on the program, including the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District and Mississippi Watershed Management Organization.

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