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Tending Our Trees

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Tending Our Trees

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In line with the "operational excellence" component of the city's strategic plan, Columbia Parks and Recreation sent three horticultural specialists to Kansas City to participate in a Tree Risk Assessment Qualificatio...

2017 MCPA Award Winner: Services for Independent Living

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2017 MCPA Award Winner: Services for Independent Living

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For their continued efforts to recycle medical devices and help out the less fortunate, Services for Independent Living earned the 2017 Mayor’s Award. They were able to provide over 900 devices to over 680 people, bot...

3M Flat Branch-Hinkson Creek Wetlands

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3M Flat Branch-Hinkson Creek Wetlands

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Once a sewer treatment plant, the site of the 3M Flat Branch-Hinkson Creek Wetlands is an example of a successful green infrastructure project. The wetlands help filter stormwater runoff and provide habitat for wildlife.

Recycle Me: Fibers

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Recycle Me: Fibers

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Have you ever wondered what happens to your newspaper after it's read and collected for recycling? Follow it through the City of Columbia, Missouri's Material Recovery Facility and find out its renewed purpose.

Columbia Recycle and Trash App

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Columbia Recycle and Trash App

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Columbia Missouri’s Solid Waste Utility is offering up a new free app, the COMO Recycle and Trash App, available for Android and iOS devices. The app provides an updated schedule of your trash and recycling collectio...

Earth Hour in Columbia

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Earth Hour in Columbia

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Develop energy saving habits that help you save money and protect the planet during Earth Hour and every day of the year.

My Summer Internship

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My Summer Internship

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The City of Columbia stormwater education program uses several volunteers to maintain established rain gardens. Public Works interns spruced up the rain gardens this past summer to prepare them for their new caregivers.

2016 MCPA Winner: Logboat Brewing Company

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2016 MCPA Winner: Logboat Brewing Company

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The City of Columbia, Missouri recognized Logboat Brewing Company with a Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement Award in the area of Environmental Stewardship.

3M Monarch Butterfly Habitat Restoration Project

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3M Monarch Butterfly Habitat Restoration Project

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In response to the drastic reduction in population of monarch butterflies, and to support other pollinator populations as well, the City of Columbia with the support of 3M, Missouri Department of Conservation, and U.S...

COMO Rain Barrel Program

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COMO Rain Barrel Program

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Ivy is a rain barrel that is easy to set up and made in the U.S.A. Find out how you can purchase this rain barrel at half the price.