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North Oaks, St. Anthony named “Cities of Excellence”
Lillie News - July 9, 2019

(…) Prior to his service as mayor, Faust was a planning commission member and a councilmember for the city. In recent years, he has served on the board of directors for the League of Minnesota Cities and as commissioner for the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization.

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Urban ecosystems grow in Cedar-Riverside
Minnesota Daily - July 2, 2019

(…) The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization also works to improve urban water quality and habitats in areas where stormwater empties into the Mississippi River.

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Juxtaposition Arts skate/art plaza set to open
Insight News - June 6, 2019

(…) An action grant from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization funded the installation and maintenance of three rain gardens to capture and treat stormwater on the site…

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City Files – Kasota Ponds Restoration Continues
Park Bugle - May 19, 2019

The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization has approved funding for Phase 2 buckthorn removal at Kasota Ponds. SAPCC will once again contract to have Minnesota Native Landscapes remove the invasive species, this time along the north and west banks of the east pond.

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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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