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Updates from Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO)

Excerpts from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) July 10 e-newsletter:

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Exploring the High-Tech Stormwater Reuse System at Westminster Presbyterian Church

In January, Westminster Presbyterian Church opened the doors to its new $48 million, 49,000-square-foot addition along the Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. The church and its landscape are a case study in environmental leadership. Learn how Westminster and its partners pushed the envelope on sustainability with a state-of-the-art stormwater reuse system that is a first of its kind in the city.  More Info

Four Fun Ways to Experience the Mississippi River this Summer

If you live in the Twin Cities and haven’t spent time up close and personal with the Mississippi River, you’re missing out. It’s hard to think of another major metro area that has a national park running through the middle of it, and with lots of free or low-cost ways to enjoy the river, there’s no excuse not to get out and experience this natural icon.

Whether you’re into paddling, biking, hiking, wildlife-spotting or just some shoreline relaxation, the Mississippi River has something to offer you. Below is our summer guide to experiencing the river. We’re obviously biased toward things happening inside our watershed, so feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments. What’s your favorite way to enjoy with the river?  More Info

Hall's Island Restoration

Wondering what the deal is with that new island near downtown Minneapolis? This video explains all. Learn how the restoration of Hall's Island will benefit people, wildlife and water quality in the Mississippi River. Watch on YouTube

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