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New stormwater park and learning center
KARE 11 - Sept. 18, 2015

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Northeast Minneapolis has a new education center. The Stormwater Park and Learning Center is located just upstream from the Lowry Bridge, and features a number of interactive exhibits and displays.

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MWMO facility shows how storm water works
Finance & Commerce - Sept. 18, 2015

Overlooking the steel-cabled Lowry Avenue Bridge and an industrial stretch of the Mississippi River in Northeast Minneapolis, the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization’s headquarters stands out. The two-level, 11,200-square-foot building’s variegated façade, at 2522 Marshall St., offers sections of blue and earth tone panels and metal exterior. The front yard has native gardens and the gently […]

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Photos: One-of-a-kind Stormwater Park protects Mississippi Watershed
Minnesota Public Radio News - Sept. 17, 2015

A new park in northeast Minneapolis will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday. Stormwater Park and Learning Center on the Mississippi River uses engineering, beauty and research to help people learn what happens to water running off buildings, streets and parking lots when it rains.

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Reddy Rents to install rain gardens along Hiawatha Ave.
Longfellow Nokomis Messenger - September 2015

The project was made possible by a grant from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, administered by the Longfellow Business Association (LBA). “I’m especially thrilled to partner with businesses,” said LBA Staff Member Ruth Romano. While Longfellow residents are “all over” stormwater management, she said, “this is a great example of what businesses can do.”

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New Stormwater Park and Learning Center Demonstrates Sustainable Development, Green Infrastructure
MWMO News Release - Aug 27, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization invites the public to celebrate the completion of its one-of-a-kind Stormwater Park and Learning Center on Saturday, Sept. 19.

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Fridley council accepts bid for street rehabilitation project
Sun Focus - Aug. 26, 2015

[A] chamber storm water treatment system is being proposed at Summit Square Park, along the piping on Horizon Drive, which is being funded by a Mississippi Watershed Management Organization grant.

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An Urbanist’s Dream: New MSP Innovation District Would Create National Standard for City Building
The Line - July 28, 2015

The shared stormwater plan is particularly innovative and eco-friendly. Mississippi Watershed Management Organization is spearheading the construction of aboveground and/or underground reservoirs to store stormwater runoff from private properties.

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Columbia Heights library progresses into design phase
Sun Focus - June 18, 2015

The city received a $300,000 grant from Anoka County to help with environmental remediation, along with a $600,000 grant from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization to help with stormwater efforts.

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Walker Art Center goes green in $75 million project
Star Tribune - April 20, 2015

The state of Minnesota provided $8.5 million in bonding funds; $1.5 million came from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization.

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