Minnehaha Creek Watershed

The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) is the local unit of government responsible for managing and protecting the water resources of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed in parts of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and its western suburbs. The MCWD is responsible for 181 square miles that drain into the Minnehaha Creek and ultimately the Mississippi River. The watershed includes Minnehaha Creek, Lake Minnetonka, the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes, and Minnehaha Falls. There are eight major creeks, 129 lakes, and thousands of wetlands within the MCWD. The MCWD also includes all or part of 27 cities and two townships in Hennepin and Carver counties. The MCWD uses scientific research...

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Mississippi Watershed Management Organization

The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization works to protect and improve water quality, habitat and natural resources in an urban watershed that drains directly into the Mississippi River. We are a joint-powers local government unit and one of approximately three dozen watershed organizations in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The MWMO partners with our member communities to invest in green infrastructure that captures, cleans and reuses stormwater. Our team monitors and tracks water quality in the watershed and conducts education and outreach to promote active environmental stewardship among residents. Office2522 Marshall St....

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Heidi’s Lifestyle Gardens

Heidi’s Lifestyle Gardens creates outdoor spaces to inspire, calm, heal and awaken the senses.  Since 1979, our full service sustainable landscape design, build, installation and maintenance firm has proudly served communities in and around the greater Twin Cities metro area.  We specialize in residential and commercial landscape and hardscape design-build, year-round maintenance services, native plant gardens, edible gardens, therapeutic gardening and colorful containers for all seasons. Office405 Comstock Lane...

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City of Rochester

The mission of the City of Rochester is to provide a safe, attractive environment through the responsive, efficient, and cost-effective delivery of municipal services. The City will strive to enhance community pride by improving the physical, environmental, economic, cultural and social quality of the community. The Public Works Department manages a cost-share grant program for rain gardens installed on the properties of residents and non-profit organizations, in addition to promoting native plantings as a means of managing stormwater. Office201 4th St SE - Room...

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Rice Creek Watershed District

Rice Creek Watershed District’s (RCWD) mission is to conserve and restore the water resources of the District for the beneficial use of current and future generations. Established at the request of citizens, county boards, cities and the Board of Water and Soil Resources in 1972, the RCWD is governed by a Board of Managers appointed by the county commissioners of Anoka, Ramsey and Washington.  The RCWD is about 200 square miles and includes parts of 28 municipalities and four counties. RCWD is the founder of the Blue Thumb – Planting for Clean Water outreach program. The RCWD has other innovative programs such as Resource Management Plans that use natural resource...

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