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Protect Our Waters by Properly Disposing of Hazardous Materials

You might be aware of recent media reports about Minneapolis residents finding hidden caches of incendiary and flammable materials, such as gasoline stored in plastic water bottles, in their communities. Conflicting information has circulated in the news and on social media about what to do with...

January 20, 2020

Could cutting back on salt save downtown Minneapolis trees?

Minnesota Public Radio News

The Downtown Improvement District, which works to make downtown cleaner, greener, safer and more attractive, teamed up with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, which focuses on the health of the nearby river, to encourage property managers to use less salt around their buildings.
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Story Map Path to the River Screenshot
January 16, 2020

Story Map Tool Reveals the Hidden Journey of Stormwater Runoff to the Mississippi River

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Woman holding ice chisel with text reading "How to Remove Compacted Snow Without Salt."
January 6, 2020

Video: How to Remove Compacted Snow with an Ice Chisel

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Downtown Minneapolis property managers attend a smart salting workshop.
December 27, 2019

Good Neighbor News – December 2019 – Yard Care Tips, Community Cleanups and More

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Street trees along Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis.
December 26, 2019

To Protect Its Greenery, Downtown Minneapolis Turns to Smart Salting

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December 5, 2019

New park taking shape in Prospect Park

Minnesota Daily - Dec. 4, 2019

[…] The group also collaborated with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization. MWMO constructed a “stormwater park” on an adjacent plot. The park’s infrastructure collects and filters water into an underground storage tank. The water will then be pumped into the new park’s shade structure an ultraviolet light will kill any remaining bacteria, said Marcy Bean, […]
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Nancy Stowe, MWMO Projects and Outreach Director
November 27, 2019

Nancy Stowe Named Mississippi Water Management Organization Projects and Outreach Director

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November 19, 2019

PHOTO SLIDESHOW: St Thomas hosts Elm Tree Story Booth

Tommie Media - November 18, 2019

The Elm Tree Story booth, in partnership with the environmental 212 Sustainability in Context class and the Minnesota Watershed management organization, made an appearance on campus during the week of Nov. 4 – 8. “Our class is collecting data about people’s experiences of the Mississippi River,” Maria Dahmus, the Director of the Sustainability Communities partnership […]
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Columbia Heights Key Club members.
November 15, 2019

Good Neighbor News – November 2019 – Yard Care Tips, Community Cleanups and More

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