In their latest blog post, the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District talks about planting for clean water. Specifically, how planting native plants is beneficial to our waterways and improve surrounding wildlife.Read more »
The Shoreview Native Plant Expo and Market offers gardeners one convenient location to shop for Minnesota native plants from 6 local native growers and learn how to use the plants from conservation organizations. The goal of Landscape Revival is to promote the use of native plants by educating about their benefits for wildlife habitat, pollinators, water quality and landscape diversity.Read more »
Created in 1999, the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) is the recognized leader within ASCE for the integration of technical expertise and public policy in the planning, design, construction, and operation of environmentally sound and sustainable infrastructure impacting air, land and water resources.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.