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Columbia Heights Master Water Stewards win Freshwater Society award
Sun Focus - May 17, 2019

(...) In 2017, the City of Columbia Heights and the Columbia Heights Lions Club approached the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization to restore the Lions Park garden as it had been poorly maintained. The garden was overgrown with aggressive, non-native flowers and had compacted, poor quality soils.

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MWMO grants funds for 5 Northeast projects
Northeaster - May 3, 2019

Northeast is the beneficiary of five grants awarded recently by the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) for environmental work. These green infrastructure projects capture, treat and/or reuse stormwater runoff. Grants range from $3,000 to $550,000. All of these projects will begin this year.

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Restoring Native Landscape at Kasota Ponds
Park Bugle - April 21, 2019

(…) Funding for the project came from a grant from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization. All of this is part of the SAPCC’s work to create a native pollinator-friendly pond buffer that also assists in improving water quality. 

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Spring break starts out soggy for UMN area
The Minnesota Daily - March 23, 2019

Nick Busse, communications principal with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, said localized flooding is often caused by plugged storm drains. The City of Minneapolis works to clear storm drains in order to avoid this kind of flooding.

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Watershed management training concludes
Eastern Mirror - March 17, 2019

Dimapur, March 16 (EMN): A two-day training and workshop on “Hydro-meteorological monitoring and watershed management” concluded on March 16 at department of land resources’ resource centre, Ruzaphema, Dimapur. The training was organised by the land resources department in collaboration with University of Minnesota and Mississippi watershed management organisation, USA.

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Collective efforts solve multiple issues, advance reuse
Stormwater Management - Spring 2019

Within the US state of Minnesota's new Towerside Innovation District, a testing ground for experimental approaches to city planning, the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization is at the helm of a unique approach to stormwater management that hinges on cooperation between neighbors.

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Stevenson kindergarten students ‘save seeds’ for rain garden
Fridley Sun Focus - Feb. 4, 2019

On a mission to fight pollution, Stevenson kindergarten students kicked off a school-wide initiative as they ‘saved seeds’ on Jan. 11.

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Columbia Golf Course gets stormwater funds
Northeaster - January 23, 2019

The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) will begin to address flooding issues and water quality in Northeast Minneapolis, thanks to $800,000 from the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR).

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Golf course upgrades meant to reduce pollution in Mississippi
KSTP - Jan. 2, 2019

A new project is meant to keep polluted water out of the Mississippi River, and reduce flooding in Northeast Minneapolis and Columbia Heights. The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) has been awarded $800,000 from the Minnesota Board of Soil and Water Resources...

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