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Working to protect the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities area
$1 per pay period
Coordinates a volunteer event to remove invasive exotic species like buckthorn and garlic mustard, helping to conserve and restore the natural biodiversity of buffer zones along the Mississippi River and its tributaries. This improves water quality, wildlife habitat, and the recreational value of these areas.
$3 per pay period
Provides water quality and pollution prevention education to 50 school children and gives them a hands-on storm drain stenciling experience that in turn educates the broader community. Storm drains are stenciled with the message “Please don’t pollute! Drains to River!” to raise awareness of the direct link between storm drain runoff and river pollution.
$5 per pay period
Presents a community Watershed Workshop packed with information about lawn and garden care, composting, rain gardens and rain barrels, native landscaping, car care, and other topics that raise awareness of steps you can take to protect and restore the Mississippi River and its watershed.
$10 per pay period
Reaches out to landowners with ways to protect and restore the ecological value of their land. This work is increasing the greenway corridors in the Twin Cities, helping to improve water quality as land is restored to its natural filtering capacity, and increasing the amount of habitat available for wildlife and rare native plant species.
$15 per pay period
Supports coordination of and supplies for a volunteer planting event to restore native species to important wetland areas in the watershed. These plantings recreate the natural biodiversity of the wetland, improve its quality as habitat for native wildlife, and recover its ability to filter and purify groundwater resources as well as the water that drains to the river.
$20 per pay period
Purchases 600 trees and shrubs for a streambank stabilization project that can secure over 500 feet of streambank. Projects like these prevent erosion and subsequent sediment buildup downstream, improve water quality by restoring the natural filtration process, and enhance aquatic as well as terrestrial habitat. A recent project on the Vermillion River has helped protect this important tributary to the Mississippi as a high-quality trout stream for fish and for anglers from across the state.