Mississippi River Public Input Meeting – St. Cloud
Do you have ideas, questions, or concerns about how St. Cloud can focus on and benefit from its unique location on the Mississippi River?
Join your community members on Saturday October 25, 2008 at the St. Cloud Civic Center to share your ideas, and get involved in making them a reality.
At this session, we want to hear your ideas and begin to create a local plan for how we can take advantage of our location on the Mississippi River in order to become a stronger community. You will have an opportunity to break out into smaller groups to share ideas and discuss ways you can take action.
The event is open to the public and will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the St. Cloud Civic Center. A continental breakfast will be provided. There is no charge, but we are asking everyone to sign up at www.CommunityGiving.org<http://www.CommunityGiving.org> by October 22, so we can plan for supplies and breakfast. For more information, call Minnesota Waters at 800-515-5253 or CMCF at 320-253-4380.
This event is brought to you by Mississippi River Connections, the Emerging Leaders Forum, the Central Minnesota Community Foundation, and Minnesota Waters.
Did you know:
* There is nearly $700 million in development projects planned or underway along the Mississippi River in St. Cloud
* The Mississippi River near St. Cloud is known as one of the best bass-fishing spots in the nation
* Two of our city’s biggest institutions, the St. Cloud Hospital and St. Cloud State University, are situated right on the river.
* An expansion of the St. Cloud civic center, renovation of the Hospital, the rebuilding of the Hwy 23 bridge, and planned reconstruction of Hwy 23 through St. Cloud will offer incredible opportunities for our city to embrace the river
Communities across the nation are finding out how embracing their river heritage can increase economic prosperity, social vibrancy, and environmental health in their city. Now is the time for us to decide how we can improve our community by embracing the great Mississippi River. Get involved in this great initiative by attending the public involvement meeting on October 25 at the St. Cloud Civic Center.
A volunteer citizen’s group, Mississippi River Connections of St. Cloud, came together in May 2008 to build citizen involvement and connect all the players who can help St. Cloud become a vibrant river city. We’ve helped start the discussion by helping the Central MN Community Foundation and MN Waters host three informational workshops about the river. The first covered the Dubuque, IA story about how focusing on their riverfront revitalized their city; the second focused on the natural wonders that abound in our stretch of the Mississippi River, especially our fishery, our unique mussel population, and the unique scenic values; and the third addressed the $700 million of development projects planned or underway along the river. Now it’s the community’s turn to say what we want to see here in St. Cloud, our own “River City.” Please join us on Saturday, October, 25!
Vibrant River Community flier 10-9.pdf