MWMO Spring Newsletter - Project Updates, News, Events and More

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Mississippi Watershed Management Organization


Aerial view of construction at the East Side Storage and Maintenance Facility.


MWMO and Partners Gear Up for 2020 Green Infrastructure Projects

This year, once again, we at the MWMO are excited to update you on a slate of green infrastructure projects happening in our watershed. The MWMO and its partners will break ground and/or finish construction in 2020 on a wide range of projects that will help protect the Mississippi River from pollution and provide new habitat and green space.

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COVID-19 Update from the MWMO

New pavilion under construction at Towerside Park.

In response to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the MWMO is making a number of changes designed to protect the health and safety of our employees and the public: 

  • The MWMO’s office and interpretive facility will continue to be locked and closed to all non-essential staff until at least 8 a.m. on Monday, May 4.
  • Effective immediately and until further notice, the MWMO will not hold any in-person public events. The MWMO plans to continue this policy through the end of August 2020.
  • When possible, the MWMO will move scheduled public events to phone-based or online platforms. This includes all MWMO Board of Commissioners meetings, which will be advertised on the MWMO’s website and follow all applicable laws related to data practices.
  • MWMO staff will continue to work from home and avoid unnecessary in-person contact. During this time, the best way to reach MWMO staff will be through email.

Read our latest statement on COVID-19.

Four Things You Can Do to Celebrate Earth Day This Year

A woman and child sit next to a cleaned stormdrain.

For 50 years, Earth Day has helped raise awareness and motivate people and governments to take action on various environmental issues including water conservation, deforestation, climate change, habitat loss and pollution. Communities around the world typically gather to recognize this day with marches and festivals as well as community cleanups and tree planting events.

Unfortunately, this year all public events have been canceled due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. While it is hard for many of us to be separated from our communities and unfortunate that so many events have been canceled, there are still things that each of us can do to recognize and celebrate Earth Day, while still practicing appropriate social distancing. Read More…

Help Protect Pollinators and Clean Water with these Eco-Friendly Spring Yard Care Tips

Raingarden sign among plant stalks in a raingarden in late winter.

Spring is finally upon us, and some might be tempted to get an early start on their spring garden cleanup. Don’t do it! Mother Nature needs you to leave your garden nice and messy for just a little longer.

Read our latest blog post to learn why, and find out how you help protect both pollinators and water quality with a few simple spring yard care tips. Read more…