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.