Embrace Open Space is a conservation campaign started a couple of years ago to focus attention on the remaining natural areas in and around the Twin Cities and the conservation efforts needed to protect those remaining resources. It is a collaboration of many like-minded organizations who share common values with the MnNPS.
This recent announcement came to me through the Minnesota chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (MASLA, of which I am also a member), and I thought might be of interest to you in the society:
Embrace Open Space Announcement
Join us for a discussion on: Conservation Ordinances and Incentives
Several local governments have adopted ordinances that create incentives to preserve open space and community character. We will see the wide variety of preferred incentives and methods and learn what is in place in different locales. Most importantly, we will have a discussion that allows you to ask questions and helps you define next steps and further information needs to protect and preserve our natural resources.
January 9, 2007, 9 – noon
North Mississippi Regional Park, Carl W. Kroening Interpretive Center
4900 Mississippi Ct.
Minneapolis, MN 55430
Overview of current conservation ordinances and incentives, Danny Nadeau
Edge Communities in Washington County, Richard Thompson – Planner TDKA
City of Chaska’s performance-based ordinance, Paul Paige – Landscape Architect HKGi
Sherburne County, Jon Sevald – Sherburne County Planner
No charge for attendance, but help our planning and RSVP to Abbey Lentner 651-999-5313 or abbey.lentner@tpl .org
Questions? Jenna Fletcher Program Coordinator – Embrace Open Space, 651-999-5306, jenna.fletcher@tpl .org
EMBRACE OPEN SPACE is a collaborative that serves as a catalyst for greater citizen and elected leadership to conserve and steward natural areas and parks, lakes and rivers in the eleven-county Twin Cities area.