February 2020

Water Works Construction: February Update

February 29, 2020 by Janette Law

Water Works continued to take shape in February, with the most visible external changes happening on the pavilion and Columbia Mill wall stabilization. Steel framing is up for the second story, with temporary wood framing skirting the steel beams to which plastic sheeting is adhered to tent the second story so it can be heated.....

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Minneapolis Parks Deserve Statewide Investment

February 21, 2020 by Tom Evers

Minneapolis Parks are a statewide asset that deserve critical infrastructure funding at the capital. That’s why we’re partnering with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the community to help support the Minneapolis delegation as they seek to fund several important projects through the bi-annual bonding process. State general obligation bonding is a critical process.....

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Three Ways Minneapolis Parks are Promoting Pollinator Friendly Environments

February 20, 2020 by Madeleine Koski

As pollinators, bees play a part in every aspect of our ecosystem. They contribute to a complex, interconnected bionetwork that allows a diverse set of species to co-exist. Their role in supporting the growth of trees, flowers, and other plants, cannot be overlooked, and while we may not feel it directly, the food we eat every day.....

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News Release: $100,000 matching grant from the Edward R. Bazinet Charitable Foundation positions RiverFirst Campaign for its final stretch

February 11, 2020 by Janette Law

Only $600,000 left to reach the $18.1 million goal for Water Works and Great Northern Greenway River Link riverfront parks Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation today announced that it received a $100,000 matching grant from the Edward R. Bazinet Charitable Foundation. The grant is for the RiverFirst Capital Campaign, the largest fundraising campaign.....

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