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Sentyrz Market

Metro Blooms worked with Walt Sentyrz, Nelco Landscaping, and the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization to install raingardens, a trench drain and a native prairie that capture 100% of the runoff…  Read More

Sheridan NORG

Sheridan Neighborhood of Raingardens

The Sheridan Neighborhood Organization and Metro Blooms have collaborated to provide raingardens to residents of the Sheridan neighborhood over several years, installing 31 raingardens in the neighborhood as of 2019.…  Read More

Standish Ericsson Permeable Alley

Working in conjunction with numerous partners, this project led to the first permeable alleyway, privately owned, in Minneapolis. We monitored runoff in the alley for a year. Then, in the…  Read More

Tangletown NORG

Tangletown Neighborhood of Raingardens

Metro Blooms and the Tangletown Neighborhood Association worked together to engage residents and install five raingardens in the neighborhood in 2015. This collaboration will be continuing.

VLAWMO Community Blue

Metro Blooms partnered with the Vadnais Lakes Area Watershed Management Organization (VLAWMO) to engage schools, businesses, churches and community organizations in the installation of stormwater management practices. The six participating…  Read More

Waite Park NORG

Waite Park Neighborhood Association

Since 2017, Metro Blooms has worked with the Waite Park Neighborhood Association to help residents in the installation of raingardens to protect water quality. This area drains to the Mississippi…  Read More

CommonBond Raingarden Maintenance

Metro Blooms works with CommonBond Communities, a nonprofit that provides opportunities for stable housing. Over the years, we have rehabilitated and maintained raingardens at two of their senior housing sites…  Read More

Minneapolis Public Schools Maintenance

Metro Blooms works with Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) to maintain and inspect stormwater management practices at more than 20 sites district wide. These practices include raingardens, underground infiltration systems, permeable…  Read More

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Harrison Blooming Boulevards

Ash trees in the Harrison neighborhood needed be removed proactively to prevent emerald ash borer from impacting the city’s urban forest. Metro Blooms worked in partnership with the Minneapolis Park…  Read More

Holland Neighborhood of Raingardens

In 2015, the Holland Neighborhood Association partnered with Metro Blooms to install seven raingardens in the neighborhood. Nine raingardens were installed at residences and one at a business within the…  Read More

Kenwood NORG

Kenwood Isles Neighborhood of Raingardens

In 2015 and 2017, Metro Blooms teamed up with the Kenwood Neighborhood Organization to install raingardens on private property in the Kenwood Isles neighborhood. Thirty-five raingardens were installed. Conservation Corps…  Read More

Kenwood School

Built in 2015, the Kenwood Poetry Stepping Stone Raingarden is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between Metro Blooms, Kenwood Elementary School, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, artist Zoran Mojsilov and writer Louis Erdrich.…  Read More

Linden Hills Neighborhood of Raingardens

The project focused on private property owners and involved a coordinated outreach effort, educational trainings, and the installation of raingardens in the Linden Hills Neighborhood of Minneapolis. In addition to…  Read More

Logan Park Neighborhood of Raingardens

Logan Park Neighborhood Association and Metro Blooms partnered to design and install 12 raingardens in the Logan Park neighborhood in 2018 and eight raingardens in 2019. Participants received a consultation…  Read More

Longfellow Neighborhood of Raingardens

In 2014, we partnered with the Longfellow Neighborhood Association for a Neighborhood of Raingardens, resulting in the installation of 10 raingardens. We led raingarden workshops and worked with the Conservation…  Read More

Lotus Lake Stormwater Improvement

Metro Blooms began partnering with the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District in 2012 to improve the quality of water in Lotus Lake. To find out which stormwater management practices…  Read More

Lynnhurst Blooming Alleys for Clean Water

Funded by a grant from the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, Hennepin County and resident participants, this project focused on installing practices such as raingardens, permeable pavement and native plantings around…  Read More

Minnetoga Neighborhood of Raingardens

With funding from Hennepin County and the City of Minnetonka, and in partnership with the Minnetoga Lake Association, this project targeted properties draining to Lake Minnetoga for the implementation of…  Read More

Nokomis East Monarch Mile

In 2017 and 2018, the Nokomis East Neighborhood Association (NENA) partnered with Metro Blooms to install patches of pollinator-friendly plants, focused on attracting the monarch butterfly, along East 50th St.…  Read More

Nokomis Neighbors

Nokomis Neighbors for Clean Water

Lake Nokomis Blooming Alleys was a citizen-based, neighborhood-focused project to engage local property owners in efforts to improve water quality. The focus of the work was to use raingardens and…  Read More

Nokomis Neighborhood of Raingardens

With funding from Hennepin County, the Nokomis East Neighborhood Association worked with Metro Blooms to bring raingardens to residents of the Nokomis East neighborhoods. Eighteen raingardens were installed in 2019…  Read More