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July 19, 2017
Shoreline restoration may not be a top concern for most congregations, but for members of Colonial Church in Edina, it is a priority in maintaining the extensive grounds that include ponds, raised gardens, and fruit trees—all cultivated on land that was once a bog.
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May 24, 2017
The West Metro Water Alliance is urging the public to Pledge to Plant for Pollinators and Clean Water. Adding native (wildflower) plantings, raingardens, and shoreline plantings to landscapes increases pollinator corridors/habitat and protects lakes and streams by capturing and filtering runoff. The project’s goal is to persuade landowners to plant 10,000 native plantings—of any size—to protect pollinators and our 10,000 lakes by 2020.
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April 19, 2017
For the Reckingers of Woodbury, rain barrels are a family affair. Parents Jim and Mary are the local boosters, but credit their environmental educator daughter with encouraging them to install the pair that sits on the side of their house, April through September.
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April 1, 2017
Interested persons are invited to attend Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. at Golden Valley City Hall, 7800 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, Minnesota.
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March 1, 2017
Adult students learning English at Harmony Learning Center in Maplewood, Minn. are becoming water stewards as they learn idioms and conjugate verbs. Rain Gardens Provide Initial Lesson for New Water Stewards
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January 13, 2017
Just ask young children. They know, intuitively, that water is crucial for sustaining life. The good news is that we can resolve to do one simple thing to keep water clean—keep the streets where we live clean all year round. And surely, this New Year’s resolution is easier to keep than eating well and exercising.
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November 20, 2016
Thanks to students in photography and environmental sciences from The Blake School, the BCWMC website now includes interactive photographs and virtual tours of four of the watershed’s management projects. (Links to photos in full story.)
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September 28, 2016
In natural landscapes, leaves blanket the forest floor and eventually become rich soil. But in urban areas much of the land is covered by impervious surfaces like streets, parking lots and roofs. And instead of water and nutrients making their way in to the soil, storm drains provide an expedient and direct route for pollutants—in this case leaves—on streets to flow into our waters. Once in the water, decaying leaves leach phosphorus, which feeds algae.
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August 26, 2016
There are many great ways to enjoy the State Fair as a nature lover. Here's a guide made just for you! By Dawn Pape, Lawnchair Gardener
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August 10, 2016
Join the BCWMC at 8:30 a.m. at Golden Valley City Hall on September 15, 2016, for its public hearing on two proposed Capital Improvement Projects: The Bassett Creek Main Stem Erosion Repair Project (2017CR-M) in Minneapolis and the Plymouth Creek Channel Restoration Project (2017CR-P) in Plymouth.
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