Raise your voice! Join in planning for the future of the Great River Road
July 15, 2014 by Blandin Foundation
Minnesota is blessed with an abundance of awe-inspiring bodies of water, and while we boast about our 10,000 lakes, there is nothing more magnificent than the mighty Mississippi River. Once the nucleus of trade and commerce, the Mississippi River now functions as a beautiful reminder of the health and vitality of our state.
To preserve and enhance the corridor surrounding the river, the Mississippi River Parkway Commission and the Minnesota Department of Transportation have teamed up to create a new Corridor Management Plan for the Great River Road, a national scenic byway since 1938.
Before they kick off the planning process, they want your help! If the Mississippi River is an integral part of your community’s history, like it is in our home community of Grand Rapids, or if you simply love driving on the Great River Road, you might consider attending one of the events being held to connect Minnesotans to the project.
You can go to learn about the Great River Road and what’s been accomplished along it, identify your favorite stops and destinations, share your travel experiences, write about why the river is important to you, and share ideas on amenities and facilities that should be developed in the future.
7/21/14 – Boom Island Park Picnic Shelter, Minneapolis
7/32/14 – Riverside Park Picnic Shelter, St. Cloud
7/24 – Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona
7/28 – Diamond Point Park Pavilion, Bemidji
7/29 – KAXE Rotary Tent, Grand Rapids
7/30 – Lum Park Picnic Shelter, Brainerd
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