‘Metro Blooms, Harrison Neighborhood Association, and Redeemer Lutheran Church work in Near North community to improve water quality through transformative equitable development practices’
Near North Minneapolis has a history of racial, economic and environmental disparity. Come learn about the clean water initiatives taking place in North Minneapolis and how we are working together to raise awareness about the challenges facing Minnesota’s waters and ways that community members can take action to protect precious water resources!
Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission – Role of the Watershed Ralph Sievert, MPRB Director of Forestry, Urban Forestry & Response to EAB Nick Cox, Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa Central Program Manager for Youth Outdoors Metro Blooms Staff – Reflections of the Demonstration Project
Kelly Muelmann, City of Minneapolis Green Zone Coordinator – Green Zone Initiatives
The Harrison Neighborhood, which is part of the North Minneapolis HUD promise zone, is comprised primarily of people of color and many people who are living in conditions of economic poverty. The Bassett Creek Valley rests in the Harrison and Bryn Mawr neighborhoods. The threats posed by Emerald Ash Borer to the Urban Forest and TMDL studies led to this innovative partnership.