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.