Sustainable Eden Prairie is an ongoing effort focusing on education and implementation of sustainable practices to protect the environment and natural resources our community enjoys.
Building upon the success of the 20-40-15 initiative, the City is leading by example and providing a foundation for residents and businesses to carry out sustainable practices in four areas — energy, landscape, waste and water.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Water Reuse Project
Through a grant from the Metropolitan Council, the City is working in partnership with the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District to incorporate a water harvesting and reuse system at Fire Station 2 (12142 Sunnybrook Road).
The goals of this project are to promote and demonstrate water conservation, reduce the City’s maintenance costs and dependence on ground water, and provide a pollinator-friendly habitat.
Over the summer, native landscaping features were installed on the property; however, restoration of native plantings can take three to five years to mature. This fall, visitors to the site will see a rainwater collection system installed, and can observe fast-growing annual grasses, which help prevent weed infestation and stabilize soils.
By next summer, some colorful native plant species will begin to emerge – and over the next few years, a healthy, thick stand of attractive native plants will start to support a growing population of pollinators.
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