The Ecological System Plan framework that has been taking shape this summer is in draft form and the CAC will meet to discuss how/where/when MPRB should plan to bring this framework forward to the community this fall. Please bring your ideas about upcoming engagement opportunities and be ready to give input on presentation and content, just as you did for Phase I engagement!
The next Ecological System Plan Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting is scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, 4:30-6 pm at Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board headquarters, 2117 West River Road.
We would like your input! It’s important to MPRB to learn about how you connect with nature in the parks and which ecological system plan topic is most important to you. Please take our short survey.
Also, did you know that each Ecological System Plan topic relates to the ways in which you experience Minneapolis parks? For more information, see our project info handout [PDF].
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 is in the very early stages of planning and community engagement. We have established a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) that will work with MPRB and MWMO staff to help ensure the plan benefits from the broadest possible community input. Four CAC meetings occurred between the fall of 2014 and spring of 2015. The process was put on hold to address other necessary community discussions in 2015 and 2016, but is set to restart and continue throughout 2017.