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Edison Green Campus Photos/Press Kit
MWMO Press Kit - Aug. 16, 2016

You are free to download and use any of these photos of the Thomas Edison High School Green Campus project. Please use the following attribution: “Courtesy Mississippi Watershed Management Organization.”

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Rideshare The Mississippi? Check-Out Kayaks Coming Soon
Gear Junkie - Aug. 10, 2016

A pilot program launching this month, the Mississippi River Paddle Share will give people in the Twin Cities a four-mile stretch of urban river to paddle in a day-use kayak.

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‘Paddle Share’ brings kayak rental to Mississippi
KARE 11 - Aug. 4, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS - Consider it an acquatic version of the Nice Ride bike concept. Paddle Share will allow people to rent kayaks from special stations up and down the Mississippi River between North Mississippi Regional Park and Boom Island.

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How ‘water aware’ are you?
KARE 11 - Aug. 2, 2016

On Tuesday, the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization in north Minneapolis hosted a water workshop for educators to learn more about how to take care of our bodies of water.

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Kayak sharing along Mississippi in the works
Star Tribune - Aug. 2, 2016

A first-of-its-kind kayak-sharing service along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis could be open for business this month, allowing visitors to dip their paddles in one of the state's most overlooked national park areas.

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Stormwater cleanup goes high tech in St. Anthony Village
Minnesota Public Radio News - July 21, 2016

Polluted stormwater running off of Twin Cities buildings and streets normally isn't cleaned up very much — if at all — before it enters a series of pipes that flow into the Mississippi River.

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Ribbon cutting at St. Anthony water treatment and research facility
St. Anthony Bulletin News - July 20, 2016

Celebrate the completion of a high-tech new facility that will protect the Mississippi River from polluted runoff on Thursday, July 21 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in St. Anthony.

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Campus Renovation Update: Breaking Ground, Making Progress
Walker Art Center - Centerpoints - July 1, 2016

In addition to revitalized green space and the addition of 16 new sculptures, the renovation will also include sustainability improvements, as Kevin Reich of the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization noted. His group’s $1.5 million investment will ensure that 5 million gallons of water—which would otherwise flow untreated into the river—will be captured and reused each year, instead of going untreated into the river.

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Council Approves $900,000 in Water Quality Grants
Metropolitan Council News Release - June 23, 2016

The Metropolitan Council in June approved six grants to improve surface water quality in several communities across the metro area.

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