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Spring Maintenance for Native Plants: Prime Your Native Garden for a Successful Growing Season

Planting some native perennials in your garden is a great way to support a healthy local ecosystem. Whether in a raingarden, a raised bed, or part of a formal landscape, native plants provide much-needed habitat for pollinators and other wildlife. They also help capture and infiltrate stormwater...

October 31, 2015

On the bleak side of Prospect Park, a transformation nears turning point

Star Tribune - Oct. 31, 2015

The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) has been a part of a committee analyzing the potential for a district system, which it plans to test on the same two blocks as the greening program along SE. 4th Street in Minneapolis, between 29th and Malcolm.
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September 18, 2015

New stormwater park and learning center

KARE 11 - Sept. 18, 2015

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Northeast Minneapolis has a new education center. The Stormwater Park and Learning Center is located just upstream from the Lowry Bridge, and features a number of interactive exhibits and displays.
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September 18, 2015

MWMO facility shows how storm water works

Finance & Commerce - Sept. 18, 2015

Overlooking the steel-cabled Lowry Avenue Bridge and an industrial stretch of the Mississippi River in Northeast Minneapolis, the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization’s headquarters stands out. The two-level, 11,200-square-foot building’s variegated façade, at 2522 Marshall St., offers sections of blue and earth tone panels and metal exterior. The front yard has native gardens and the gently […]
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September 17, 2015

Photos: One-of-a-kind Stormwater Park protects Mississippi Watershed

Minnesota Public Radio News - Sept. 17, 2015

A new park in northeast Minneapolis will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday. Stormwater Park and Learning Center on the Mississippi River uses engineering, beauty and research to help people learn what happens to water running off buildings, streets and parking lots when it rains.
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September 1, 2015

Reddy Rents to install rain gardens along Hiawatha Ave.

Longfellow Nokomis Messenger - September 2015

The project was made possible by a grant from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, administered by the Longfellow Business Association (LBA). “I’m especially thrilled to partner with businesses,” said LBA Staff Member Ruth Romano. While Longfellow residents are “all over” stormwater management, she said, “this is a great example of what businesses can do.”
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The MWMO Stormwater Park and Learning Center, as seen from the Lowry Avenue Bridge.
August 27, 2015

New Stormwater Park and Learning Center Demonstrates Sustainable Development, Green Infrastructure

MWMO News Release - Aug 27, 2015

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August 26, 2015

Fridley council accepts bid for street rehabilitation project

Sun Focus - Aug. 26, 2015

[A] chamber storm water treatment system is being proposed at Summit Square Park, along the piping on Horizon Drive, which is being funded by a Mississippi Watershed Management Organization grant.
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July 25, 2015

An Urbanist’s Dream: New MSP Innovation District Would Create National Standard for City Building

The Line - July 28, 2015

The shared stormwater plan is particularly innovative and eco-friendly. Mississippi Watershed Management Organization is spearheading the construction of aboveground and/or underground reservoirs to store stormwater runoff from private properties.
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June 18, 2015

Columbia Heights library progresses into design phase

Sun Focus - June 18, 2015

The city received a $300,000 grant from Anoka County to help with environmental remediation, along with a $600,000 grant from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization to help with stormwater efforts.
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