Through a grant from the Metropolitan Council, the District partnered with the city of Eden Prairie to implement water conservation practices at Fire Station Two. A cistern captures and treats rainwater from the station’s roof. This can then be used for irrigating the grounds and washing fire trucks. A cost-sharing grant from the District also supported the transition of the grounds to low-mow grasses and native plants. This type of landscaping requires less water and upkeep. Both practices also help to reduce stormwater runoff and pollution. Signs along the trails invite visitors to explore and to get involved by taking these practices back to their homes, workplaces, and gathering spaces.