Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Regional Park
Management Plan [Board Resolution]
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Current Phase: Research & Development
What’s Happening Now:
What’s Happening Now:
You are invited to the final Roberts Bird Sanctuary Improvements Project public meeting. The meeting will be held at Lyndale Farmstead Park Recreation Center, 3900 Bryant Ave S., 7-8:30 pm, Wednesday August 10, 2016. We will present the public input received to date, the preferred concept design which responds to the input, and the proposed projects with funding sources and timeline. We are very excited to present the designs and feel they capture and support the goals of the MPRB, the Friends of Roberts Bird Sanctuary, Audubon Minnesota, and the Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis.
August 10, 2016
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August 10, 2016 - Public Open House #3 Summary
March 30, 2016 - Public Meeting #2 Summary: Draft Concept Presentation Meeting
February 18, 2016 - Public Meeting #1 Summary: Kick-Off Meeting
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Located adjacent to the Lyndale Park Peace Garden and just north of Lake Harriet, the Bird Sanctuary consists of 31 acres of woodlands and wetlands. The area was designated as a Bird Sanctuary in 1936 by Superintendent Christian Bossen. In 1947, at the request of the Twin City Bird Club, the Sanctuary was renamed to the Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary. This action was to honor Dr. Roberts who was a University of Minnesota professor of ornithology and Director of the Museum of Natural History at the University of Minnesota.
Over the years, Roberts Bird Sanctuary has been altered by exotic and invasive species, historical uses of the land and catastrophic windstorm damage. Fortunately some of the original native plant community, its wildflowers and shrubs remain.
Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis, through a volunteer partnership with the MPRB, has led bird walks and invasive species removal events in the Sanctuary. For more information about the ACM visit www.audubonchapterofminneapolis.org.