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Columbia, Missouri Storm Recovery

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Columbia, Missouri Storm Recovery

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A strong storm in early July left many without power in the city. Learn how a unique partnership and the dedication of the Columbia Water and Light crew helped the city get back on the grid.

Stormwater Partnership: Rain Garden Testing

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Stormwater Partnership: Rain Garden Testing

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Can rain gardens effectively remove pollutants from stormwater? MU Engineering & Columbia's Stormwater Utility partner up to find out.Testing sites have been set up to measure just how effective rain gardens can b...

Enhanced Home Performance with Energy Star

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Enhanced Home Performance with Energy Star

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A new Columbia Water and Light program helps property owners make free repairs to their buildings. See if you qualify for the Enhanced Home Performance with Energy Star program.

Trash Talk: A Community Conversation

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Trash Talk: A Community Conversation

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The City of Columbia wants your ideas and questions about how to make the solid waste service (trash and recycling) work better for the community. Come talk about options for making trash collection safer for city wor...

Learning to Vermicompost

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Learning to Vermicompost

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Mike Heimos, Stormwater Educator with the City of Columbia, Missouri shows you the step-by-step process for building a worm composting bin.

Bird Patrol

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Bird Patrol

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The 3M Flat Branch-Hinkson Creek Wetlands area is quickly becoming a favorite spot for bird enthusiasts. Meet a woman whose mission is to help blue birds thrive in Columbia.

Dumpster Diving [Waste Audit] at Columbia’s Government Center

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Dumpster Diving [Waste Audit] at Columbia’s Government Center

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Volunteers form The Missouri Scholars Academy conducted a waste audit at City Hall on Monday, June 20, 2016. The waste audit was a team effort organized by Volunteer Programs in cooperation with the Solid Waste divisi...

Columbia Crawdads Stream Team: Tenth Year Anniversary

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Columbia Crawdads Stream Team: Tenth Year Anniversary

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Join the team that cleans Columbia, Missouri's streams.

Street Pretreatment for Snow Removal

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Street Pretreatment for Snow Removal

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The City of Columbia Public Works Department is prepared for winter weather. Learn how a vegetable packed with nutrients also helps prevent ice from sticking to roadways in Columbia.

Natural Lawn Care

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Natural Lawn Care

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Mike Heimos, Stormwater Educator with the City of Columbia, Missouri, demonstrates how to save money on lawn care by using common household eco-friendly products.