Public hearing on Minneapolis Parks Ecological System Plan scheduled August 19

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) will hold a public hearing on the Minneapolis Parks Ecological System Plan on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm during the regular Board of Commissioners meeting.

The Ecological System Plan will set a vision for making parks and public lands more friendly to the environment.

The MPRB is adhering to social distancing recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic and all Board meetings are being held virtually. The public is encouraged to view the meeting from home and email comments on the plan to the Secretary to the Board at jringold@minneapolisparks.org before 3:30 pm on Aug. 19. Comments should be limited to approximately 300 words, which is similar to three minutes when they are read out loud by the Secretary at the Board meeting.

Although all commissioners will not be physically present, the Board Room at Mary Merrill MPRB Headquarters (2117 West River Road) is open to the public during Board meetings. Social distancing is encouraged.

To make an in-person comment, please call 612-230-6400 before 6 pm on Aug. 19 to sign up to speak at the meeting and be present in the Board Room at the Mary Merrill MPRB Headquarters, 2117 West River Road by 6:30 pm.

An updated version of the Ecological System Plan will be published to the project page (minneapolisparks.org/ecoplan) several days before the hearing, when the Board agenda is posted.

Visit the project page: https://www.minneapolisparks.org/park_care__improvements/park_projects/current_projects/ecological_system_plan/