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To protect our water resources, plant a tree

Trees are the unsung heroes of urban life. It’s hard to overstate their benefits: They filter pollution out of the air, lower our energy bills, undercut the misery of summer heat, raise property values, reduce mental stress and generally enrich our lives in a variety of ways that are both...

A park ranger leading a group of paddlers on a canoe on the Mississippi River.
September 12, 2016

Mississippi River Green Team Alumni Find Environmental Jobs

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An MWMO raingarden sign in front of the Fourth Street Guild.
September 6, 2016

Fourth Street Guild Proves Clean-Water Landscaping is Beautiful

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A Google Street View screenshot of the MWMO's green roof.
August 10, 2016

Take a Virtual Tour of the MWMO with Google Street View

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Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium maculatum)
August 8, 2016

Plant of the Month: Joe Pye Weed

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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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A dog owner picks up after her dog.
July 20, 2016

Why You Should Always Pick Up After Your Pets

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Overhead view of volunteers installing a raingarden.
June 30, 2016

Watch Volunteers Build a Raingarden in 79 Seconds

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A Monarch butterfly on swamp milkweed
June 29, 2016

Plant of the Month: Milkweed

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an interpretive sign explaining one of the stormwater BMPs at the Columbia Heights Library
June 28, 2016

At the New Columbia Heights Library, a Stormwater BMP Showcase

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