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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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April 4, 2016
The BCWMC's innovative water quality improvement project utilizing a floating baffle in Schaper Pond in Golden Valley generates news attention in Minnesota
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March 17, 2016
The City of Golden Valley publicly opened bids for its 2016 Bassett Creek Native Vegetation Project, kicking off the second phase of the Main Stem Restoration Project 10th Avenue to Duluth Street in Golden Valley.
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December 30, 2015
Construction of the Schaper Pond Diversion Project in Golden Valley has been completed!
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