Metro Blooms is an education-based non-profit proudly located in the Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis, MN. We collaborate with volunteers, local businesses, watershed districts, and local governments to improve and protect our water resources, as well as to beautify our urban landscape. We use raingardens and similar design techniques that require strategic planning to get storm water off the street, out of the storm drains and into the ground. Not only is this the way nature intended water to move, but it takes pressure off the city’s congested and polluted stormwater system. Water going into the ground through a raingarden gets filtered and cleaned as it moves down to aquifers and larger water bodies through groundwater flow. When this happens, water goes through a filter system composed of soil and roots, cleansing roadside contaminants and nutrients before they make their way to our favorite lakes and rivers. To top it off, our projects attract wildlife like birds and butterflies, and bring communities together!
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