Whether they’re motivated by environmental concerns or money, most people are interested in conserving water. Luckily, these two concerns go hand-in-hand; using less water protects our natural eco-systems from further resource depletion, ultimately reducing your water bill and decreasing the likelihood of getting busted by those pesky “water police” for using too much. These concerns […]Read more »
Title: Cost Share Grant Information Session
Description: Grant funds are available to residents, associations, nonprofits, schools, and businesses for projects located within the boundaries of the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District (check if you are in the District here) Many types of projects are eligible for grant money. A few examples include: raingardens, shoreline restoration, permeable pavers, native restoration, and more! Applications are due on Friday, March 22, 2019. (more…)Read more »
In 2016, a Midwestern non-profit organization stayed true to their environmentally sound practices through a new building expansion project. The organization's leaders recognized an opportunity to lead by example and reinforce one of their key philanthropic priorities centered on the environment. Through sustainable design practices and water management strategies, including recycling water, they tripled their building’s size while reducing its environmental impact. Water in Motion had the honor of designing their initial high efficiency irrigation system and also the expansion. The project included Minnesota’s first greywater drip irrigation system and multiple water storage tanks, which store 55,000 gallons of rainwater to sustain the native plantings, vegetable gardens and orchards on the property.