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MAPE recognized for environmental leadership

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MAPE has been recognized for its leadership in the health care and environmental quality fields.

Shoreview Mayor Sandy Martin presented MAPE, represented by Treasurer Michelle Doheny, with the city's 2016 Green Community Award for improving the environment in the community.

Green community award

In the photo on the right, from left to right, Shoreview Environmental Quality Commission Chair Tim Pratt and Shoreview Mayor Sandy Martin present MAPE Statewide Treasurer Michelle Doheny with the city’s 2016 Green Community Award.

The city’s Environmental Quality Commission praised MAPE for implementing water conservation measures and restoring pollinator habitat with rain gardens when the union modernized the grounds surrounding its office. Water drainage problems forced MAPE to update the property. MAPE was awarded two grants totaling $50,000 from Ramsey Conservation District and Rice Creek Watershed District to assist with the cost of the needed improvements.