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    Metro WaterShed Partners

    The WaterShed Partners is an innovative, dynamic coalition of over 60 public, private, and non-profit organizations in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota metropolitan area. Through collaborative education and outreach, we promote a public understanding that inspires people to act to protect water quality in their watershed.

    What we do
    The WaterShed Partners believe that by working together and pooling resources, we can reach more people with information about the importance of clean water and what to do to keep it clean. To learn about the work of the WaterShed Partners, go to the Current Projects page.

    What is an urban watershed?
    A watershed, or drainage basin, is the area of land that rain and snowmelt flows over on its way to entering a lake, river, or wetland. Even if your home is not next to a lake, river, or wetland, you still live in a watershed.

    What is runoff pollution?
    In the city, water flows over streets and sidewalks and into storm drains, which go directly into rivers and streams without being treated. So when water picks ups trash or pollutants, it carries them directly to the nearest lake or river. This is run-off pollution. To prevent it, cut down on lawn fertilizers, rake up leaves and grass clippings, and keep streets clean.

    2013 Annual Report and Membership Information

    Monthly Meetings

    The WaterShed Partners meet regularly, the second Wednesday of each month to network, share information, and hear presentations on important topics related to stormwater education. The meetings take place from 9:00 -11:00 am. See below for information on the next meeting.  

    • Location: Mississippi Watershed Management Organization in northeast Minneapolis
    • Directions:  www.mwmo.org/Contacts.html 
    • Meeting Room: The session will be held in the larger of the two buildings that make up the MWMO facility. Go to the "downstairs" classroom, which is on the main level of the building
    • Parking: There is limited parking available in the MWMO lot. Overflow parking is available across the street in the back of River Liquors or in the surrounding neighborhood. Do not park in Tony Jaro's lot next door. There is a map of available parking on the MWMO website: www.mwmo.org/Contacts.html. Phone: 612-465-8780 

    Next Meeting

    The next WaterShed Partners meeting will be held October 8, 9 - 11am at MWMO in northeast Minneapolis. 

    Along with the usual partner sharing, the meeting will feature two short presentations by Jenn Radtke from Washington Conservation District, and Sean Gosiewski from the Alliance for Sustainability, on working with faith communities to raise awareness and change behavior to protect clean water. 

    See the attached agenda for more information.

    Click here to go to the WaterShed Partners meetings archive

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