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$40M Project Seeks to Improve Minn. Water Quality

It's a $40 million, five-year project aimed at improving water quality for 500,000 Minnesotans.
 
The Fridley Filtration Plant provides all of the drinking water for Minneapolis, Golden Valley, New Hope, Crystal, Columbia Heights, Hilltop, and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, as well as some of the drinking water in Bloomington and Edina.

MN Drivers Declare Independence from Gasoline with E85

MN Drivers Declare Independence from Gasoline with E85

Roughly 300,000 Minnesotans have a unique freedom to celebrate this Independence Day -- the freedom of choice at the fuel pump.

Energy Forum in Minneapolis

The public is being invited to a discussion about expanding clean energy options in Minneapolis.  The event is being hosted Thursday, June 27th from 11am to 2pm at the Mill City Museum.

The forum is being hosted by Minneapolis Energy Options and looks at what would happen if the city creates its own utility.

Richfield Garden Club Holds Plant Sale May 18

The Richfield Garden Club will hold its annual Plant Sale this Saturday, May 18 at the Richfield History Center. The sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A variety of flowers and plants will be available to customers. All proceeds benefit the Richfield Garden Club Council, a chapter of the Federated Garden Club of Minnesota and the National Garden Club.

Registration Open for Urban Wildland Half Marathon & 5K

Registration is now open for the Richfield Urban Wildland Half Marathon and 5K Race. The races will be held Saturday, August 3 with start and finish lines at Veterans' Park in Richfield.

Proceeds from the race benefit the Wood Lake Nature Center in Richfield.

Downtown Minneapolis Greening Awards

The Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District is hosting the 3rd Annual Downtown Greening Awards.  The event is set for Monday, May 6th at 4pm at the Minneapolis Central Library. 

The program celebrates organizations, businesses and property owners who have helped make Downtown Minneapolis greener.

Help Remove Buckthorn from Wood Lake Nature Center

Volunteers are wanted this Sunday, May 5 to help remove buckthorn from Wood Lake Nature Center in Richfield.

People of all ages are invited to help remove this invasive species from the Nature Center's grounds. No pre-registration is required. You must bring your own work gloves. Refreshments will be served following the event.