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May 23, 2017, Tuesday - Ecological Systems Plan meeting at MPRB

Join us for next Ecological Systems Plan meeting May 23!

Project will set vision for more environmentally friendly Minneapolis parks and public land

The next Ecological System Plan Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting is scheduled Monday, May 23, 2017, 4:30-6 pm at Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board headquarters, 2117 West River Road.

At the last CAC meeting, goals and priorities relative to plan topics were discussed. Building off of that discussion, the agenda for the May 23 meeting includes the debut of a "Meeting To-Go" for CAC members to use at community meetings, events or other public gatherings. The Meeting To-Go is intended to help collect input about community concerns and priorities regarding water, air, land and life in the parks.
CAC Meeting
Date: May 23, 2017
Time: 4:30-6 pm
Location: MPRB Headquarters
Address: 2117 West River Road
Topic: Debut and discuss new "Meeting To-Go" designed to help CAC members collect community input at various events and public gatherings.

What is the Ecological Systems Plan?

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) are preparing the first-ever Ecological System Plan. This plan will set a vision for making parks and public lands more friendly to the environment.

The Ecological System Plan will seek to first understand the ecology of the city and watershed, then plan for parks and public lands management and improvements that benefit both humans and nature.

It will address specific threats such as climate change, decreasing water quality, explosion of invasive species, increasing runoff, and fragmentation of habitat. It will envision a more environmentally sound way of managing the impacts of the city, so that the city can be cleaner, greener, cooler, and more efficient.