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Early History of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed

Some of the Twin Cities’ most treasured waters – Lake Minnetonka, the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes, Minnehaha Creek and Minnehaha...
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Porous Pavement

Porous (or pervious/permeable) pavements are surfaces that allow water to filter and flow through them, greatly decreasing problems associated with runoff....
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Green Roofs

Green roofs are flat roofs planted with tolerant plant species that absorb, filter and store rain and snowmelt. While typically...
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Vegetated Swales

Vegetated swales (also known as grass swales) are shallow areas built to store, filter, and transport small amounts of water...
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Wetland Restoration and Buffers

Wetlands function as natural sponges that trap and slowly release surface water, rain, snowmelt, groundwater and flood waters. They also...
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Rain Barrels and Capture

Stormwater is usually viewed as a burden to be managed but it also can be a great resource. The pollutants...
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Taking Out Docks and Equipment

The crisp weather signals the approach of winter, which means it’s time to start storing boats, docks, lifts, and other...
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Shoreline and Streambank Restoration

Shorelines and streambanks are important and intricate parts of aquatic ecosystems. Managing these areas properly is important to the health...
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Native Plants

Native plants are plants that have been in this region for hundreds of years and have evolved to withstand the...
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Rain Gardens

A rain garden is a bowl-shaped garden filled with plants to allow water to soak into the ground. They manage...
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