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Minnehaha Creek to Honor Hopkins on Thursday

The city will be recognized as an ‘outstanding partner’ because of its collaboration with the watershed district.

The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District is recognizing Hopkins’ partnership with the district on water quality efforts.

On Thursday, the city will be among the residents and organizations honored at the district’s annual “Watershed Heroes” awards celebration. The awards recognize those who have made significant contributions to clean water efforts.

The watershed district will honor Hopkins with its Outstanding Partner Award because of the entity’s collaboration on efforts to restore Minnehaha Creek at Blake Road.

Hopkins and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District have been working together to improve the Cottageville Park area. The watershed district bought properties surrounding the park and demolished the buildings. The city is paying for the design and construction of the expanded parkland.

The extra green space should improve water quality, add space for residents to relax and enhance the image of the neighborhood.

The next step toward park improvements takes place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday when artist Ta-coumba T. Aiken will lead residents in a creative workshop that will help residents share their thoughts and visions for the park.

 

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