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HCM is happy to announce that the East Side Storage and Maintenance Facility was approved for grant funding from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization.

The grant will allow for significant improvements to storm-water management on the site. This is especially important given the industrial nature of the site. Strategies include capturing and treating rainwater from hardscapes and rooftops. Stormwater will be treated and released through practices such as rain-gardens and underground storage. 

Equally important, the grant helps with educational elements which will showcase how rainwater is captured, treated, and released. It aims to educate residents and city employees on watershed stewardship, drawing ties between the neighborhood, the local watershed, and the Mississippi. 

Floodplain Collective was an integral part of this grant application and landscape design. You can find out more about them here!

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