Minneapolis Takes Pride in Local Water System Project

Jun 28

Minneapolis Takes Pride in Local Water System Project

In Minneapolis there are many appealing landscape designs which can assist in the effort to reduce runoff from storm water. With an assortment of plant arrangements that can add value to your home, as well as a certain finesse to your yard, there is an abundance of creative choices for the gardener. In comparison to the importance of season, region and temperature...

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Minneapolis-St. Paul Enact Highly Resourceful, Eco-Friendly Agendas

Mar 03

Minneapolis-St. Paul Enact Highly Resourceful, Eco-Friendly Agendas

It’s been an unseasonably warm winter in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. With these sustained higher temperatures, some experts agree that this can be associated with the effects of climate change. Along with the higher temps, the rain has also been more prevalent; raising the risk of flooding. Additionally, water contamination from storm runoff and sewer overflows is...

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Improvements to Water Pipes: Minneapolis and St. Paul

Jun 16

Improvements to Water Pipes: Minneapolis and St. Paul

St. Paul is one of the many cities taking impactful measures in the prevention and reduction of lead levels in pipelines. It is expected that the city will have the last lead pipes out within 20 years, as research shows there is no safe level of lead.  The Utility plant has worked to actively raise the water’s pH level allowing a thin coat of scale to form...

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The City of Eagan Lakes and Watershed Preservation

Feb 10

The City of Eagan Lakes and Watershed Preservation

The city of Eagan is working as a community to ensure the quality of the city’s surface watershed resources. A continued concern of homeowners, collectively, is the rain and snowmelt draining from lawns and driveways into storm sewers connected to storm ponds and lakes. Watersheds come in many varieties so it’s important to be mindful of contaminants that may...

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Civic Collaboration Creates Canoemobile

Jan 14

Civic Collaboration Creates Canoemobile

Wilderness Inquiry, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit that travels the country with its Canoemobile is a collaboration of federal, state, and local partners connecting urban youth to the natural world through hands-on, outdoor learning in cities across America. From San Francisco to the Bronx, communities welcome Canoemobile to serve thousands of youth and adults of all...

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Citizen Lake Monitoring Programs in Minnesota

Jan 05

Citizen Lake Monitoring Programs in Minnesota

Minnesota’s water has come a long way from the days when raw sewage flowed untreated into rivers as a matter of course. However, there is still a lot of work to be done to restore the impaired lakes, rivers, and streams in the state. Land use is a major factor in the current water quality problems — agricultural drainage, urban and rural runoff, and erosion...

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