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Friends Turn Stormwater Problem into a Cistern Solution (December 8, 2017)
Where once rainwater pooled on a patio, now a series of gardens flourish at the T. Rex Coffee and Cookie Café on University Ave. in St. Paul. A 1,150 gallon cistern — a giant green rain barrel — sits outside...

In Pursuit of a Balanced Urban Ecology (November 22, 2017)
This is the eighth in a series of columns on the history of the Minnehaha Creek watershed.  Throughout this past year we have celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD), the organization that...

A Low-Salt Diet for Our Lakes and Streams (November 22, 2017)
A little salt can go a long way for managing snow and ice. But too much salt – which may be less than you think – is causing irreversible damage to our lakes and streams. The danger of ice and snow on roads and sidewalks is a fact...

Becoming a Mississippi River Water Quality Action Hero (November 9, 2017)
Poet. Biologist. Organizer. Advocate. Water quality steward. Blogger. Beginner. Meet Cole Williams, Mississippi River neighbor and fan. For...

When Business and Nature Mix (October 25, 2017)
This is the seventh in a series of columns about the history of the Minnehaha Creek watershed.If you’ve ever been around Minnehaha Creek as it flows behind Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, you know it is a unique urban sanctuary. The creek...

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