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Some new work in the Sculpture Garden is truly deep
Minnesota Public Radio News - June 21, 2017

...The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, which works with seven metro cities on water-quality issues, gave a $1.5 million grant for the irrigation system. Executive director Doug Snyder said the initiative fits well with his organization's work to improve the quality and reduce the quantity of storm runoff that ends up in the Mississippi.

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After ‘Scaffold’ Controversy, All Eyes on the Walker as Its Sculpture Garden Is Set to Reopen
Artnet News - June 9, 2017

[T]he landscaping team, working with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, has created three lawn-like “islands,” slightly raised areas for displaying sculpture, surrounded by a sea of tall grasses...

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After ‘Scaffold’ controversy, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden to reopen this weekend
The Growler - June 8, 2017

(...) They also received an additional $1.5 million grant from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization for innovative stormwater management systems in the project.

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No kayak? You can still paddle the Mississippi this summer
Minnesota Public Radio News - June 3, 2017

Have an itch to paddle down the Mississippi, but don't own a boat or canoe? No problem, a paddle trip just became as easy as using a bike share program.

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Old Minneapolis tunnel may get new life in an era of climate change
Minnesota Public Radio News - May 31, 2017

The old Bassett Creek tunnel below downtown Minneapolis doesn't carry nearly as much water as it used to...

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Northeast Middle School celebrates rain garden
The Journal - May 30, 2017

The Northeast Middle School community and Audubon neighborhood on May 19 celebrated the completion of the school’s new rain garden.

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The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, reimagined
Southwest Journal - May 26, 2017

(...) The garden now incorporates an 80,000-gallon underground cistern to irrigate the site and neighboring baseball field. It’s similar to a system used at Edison High School.

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Mississippi Watershed Management Organization to host ‘Share the River Nordeast 2017’
MWMO News Release - May 23, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS —The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization invites community members to a family-friendly evening of ice cream and canoeing on the Mississippi River on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Exhibit highlights intersection of art and water
The Journal - May 18, 2017

An art exhibit in North Minneapolis is casting light on the importance of the Mississippi River.

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