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Meet the Commissioners: Jeff Dains (Lauderdale)

Jeff Dains moved to Lauderdale with his family in 1986 in order to enjoy what he calls “small town living with all of the big city amenities nearby.” An avid birder, he soon found himself drawn into local politics by environmental issues. One thing led to another, and Dains won a seat on the...

Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium maculatum)
August 8, 2016

Plant of the Month: Joe Pye Weed

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August 4, 2016

‘Paddle Share’ brings kayak rental to Mississippi

KARE 11 - Aug. 4, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS - Consider it an acquatic version of the Nice Ride bike concept. Paddle Share will allow people to rent kayaks from special stations up and down the Mississippi River between North Mississippi Regional Park and Boom Island.
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August 2, 2016

How ‘water aware’ are you?

KARE 11 - Aug. 2, 2016

On Tuesday, the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization in north Minneapolis hosted a water workshop for educators to learn more about how to take care of our bodies of water.
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August 2, 2016

Kayak sharing along Mississippi in the works

Star Tribune - Aug. 2, 2016

A first-of-its-kind kayak-sharing service along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis could be open for business this month, allowing visitors to dip their paddles in one of the state's most overlooked national park areas.
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A Mississippi River Green Team member holds a dragonfly.
July 26, 2016

Catching Dragonflies with the Mississippi River Green Team

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July 21, 2016

Stormwater cleanup goes high tech in St. Anthony Village

Minnesota Public Radio News - July 21, 2016

Polluted stormwater running off of Twin Cities buildings and streets normally isn't cleaned up very much — if at all — before it enters a series of pipes that flow into the Mississippi River.
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A dog owner picks up after her dog.
July 20, 2016

Why You Should Always Pick Up After Your Pets

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July 20, 2016

Ribbon cutting at St. Anthony water treatment and research facility

St. Anthony Bulletin News - July 20, 2016

Celebrate the completion of a high-tech new facility that will protect the Mississippi River from polluted runoff on Thursday, July 21 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in St. Anthony.
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July 2, 2016

Campus Renovation Update: Breaking Ground, Making Progress

Walker Art Center - Centerpoints - July 1, 2016

In addition to revitalized green space and the addition of 16 new sculptures, the renovation will also include sustainability improvements, as Kevin Reich of the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization noted. His group’s $1.5 million investment will ensure that 5 million gallons of water—which would otherwise flow untreated into the river—will be captured and reused each year, instead of going untreated into the river.
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