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Cemstone recognized for environmental excellence
Albert Lea Tribune - Nov. 1, 2018

The rainwater harvesting system, installed through a partnership with Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, allows rainwater to be used in place of potable water in the batching of new concrete.

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New exhibit at UMN highlights impact of water in Minnesota
The Minnesota Daily - Oct. 18, 2018

Water researchers at the University of Minnesota are increasing collaboration with community partners in light of a new exhibit on water resources hosted by the University.

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Organization restoring Nicollet Island habitat
Southwest Journal - August 21, 2018

The Friends of the Mississippi River is working to restore native prairie and forest and remove invasive species on Nicollet Island. The organization is planning to improve habitat on more than 7 acres of open space and natural area on the 48-acre island, according to the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, which is funding the project.

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Top Projects of 2017: Hawthorne EcoVillage Apartments
Finance and Commerce - July 27, 2018

…Working with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, Project for Pride in Living created a sophisticated stormwater-management system using rain gardens and an underground storage system.…

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Minneapolis unveils plans for new public works depot
Star Tribune - April 26, 2018

The LEED-certified project also received a boost with the award of a $550,000 grant from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, whose focus is on reducing the amount of polluted runoff water reaching the river.

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Stevenson Elementary students benefit from Outdoor Learning on the Riverfront grant
Sun Focus - April 12, 2018

R.L. Stevenson Elementary School was recently awarded the Outdoor Learning on the Riverfront grant through the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization. The $3,000 grant will allow the school to expand outdoor learning opportunities by creating a rain garden and butterfly garden in the center of the newly created turnaround area near the playground.

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MWMO Newsletter – Spring 2018
Email Newsletter - April 12, 2018

The latest news and stories from the MWMO.

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Monitoring the Northern Stretch of the Mississippi River
Environmental Monitor - April 2, 2018

One organization in Minnesota is keeping a close eye on the northern part of the Mississippi River through an extensive water quality monitoring effort that includes the river, a stormwater drainage system, and local lakes and wetlands.

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University of Minnesota Teams Up with Organization to Fight Water Pollution
KSTP-TV - March 23, 2018

In the state of 10,000 lakes, it's important to have clean water. Right now the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization is partnering with the University of Minnesota to try and figure out where pollutants are coming from now. 

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