The Three Rivers Climate Conversations are a partnership between Three Rivers Park District and Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy. The series provides an opportunity for park locations in the Three Rivers district to discuss climate science, share the effects of climate change on daily life and host local experts in workshops to develop innovation solutions. The Three Rivers Climate Conversations are designed to invite learning and conversation about climate change in a local environment.

Honorable Mention

Shingle Creek Biochar Filters Project

The Shingle Creek Watershed Commission has partnered with city governments and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to create and test filters made of biochar, a type of charcoal, that can remove bacteria from water sources.

About the Environmental Innovation Category

The Environmental Innovation Award recognizes a partnership working on the next environmental breakthrough. This forward-facing award will recognize project with the potential to positively impact their communities by addressing a unique intersection of issues, utilizing a new approach or otherwise creatively tackling environmental challenges.