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Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Minneapolis Parks Foundation commemorate groundbreaking at Water Works
MPRB News Release - August 28, 2019

(…) [T]he Mississippi Watershed Management Organization will contribute up to $900,000 towards an innovative rainwater reuse system that will repurpose rainwater from adjacent buildings for flushing toilets and irrigation.

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Minneapolis Parks Foundation Invites Minneapolis to “Book It to the Watershed” this Summer
Minneapolis Parks Foundation - Aug. 8, 2019

Starting August 10th, look for new water-themed books in 31 Little Free Libraries throughout Minneapolis parks, supported in part by the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization

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First-of-its-kind stormwater system installed in Prospect Park Neighborhood of Minneapolis
KSTP-TV - July 23, 2019

A first-of-its-kind project in Minneapolis is making a big difference each time it rains. The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization introduced a stormwater district in the Prospect Park neighborhood.

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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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