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2017 World Water Day

03/22/2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come learn how Metro Blooms, Harrison Neighborhood Association and Redeemer Lutheran Church are working together to raise awareness about the challenges facing Minnesota’s waters and  ways that community members can take action to protect precious water resources!

Together, we aim to:

  • 1) educate property owners and stakeholders about stormwater best management practices (BMP’s);
  • 2) identify opportunities for engagement in stormwater management in the public right-of-way (boulevards) – “Blooming Boulevards”;
  • 3) improve water quality, provide native habitat for pollinators, and create pedestrian-friendly community spaces along sidewalks; and
  • 4) work with youth and young adults in Youth Outdoors Programs to pursue jobs in green career pathways framework.


Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission – Role of the Watershed

Ralph Sievert, MPRB Director of Forestry – Urban Forestry & Response to EAB

Nick Cox, Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa Central – Program Manager for Youth Outdoors

Metro Blooms Staff – Reflections of the Demonstration Project


Kelly Muelmann, City of Minneapolis Green Zone Coordinator – Green Zone Initiatives

This project is supported by the Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission, Metropolitan Council, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Center for Prevention Blue Cross Blue Shield, Conservation Corps MN Youth Outdoors and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Metro Blooms


The Living Room
1716 Glenwood Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55405 United States
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Your donation is an investment in the future of our shared legacy, and will help us improve the health of our urban landscapes.

If you love gardens, clean watersheds and working with your community, join hundreds of others and enjoy the fun!

Metro Blooms Blue Thumb program is a public-private partnership promoting the use of native plants, raingardens and shoreline stabilization to improve water quality.