Join us for a walking urban ecology tour of the Minnehaha Preserve. Learn from WEN board member and watershed management expert, Tiffany Schaufler.
The Minnehaha Creek Preserve officially opened in July 2015, and is one of the largest urban stream restorations in Twin Cities history. The Preserve features 2,200 feet of boardwalk and 4,600 feet of paved trail around a restored stretch of Minnehaha Creek between Meadowbrook Avenue and Louisiana Avenue in St. Louis Park.
The project is a partnership between the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD), the City of St. Louis Park, and Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital. It is part of a larger effort to improve Minnehaha Creek through its most degraded stretch in St. Louis Park and Hopkins, where the stream had historically been straightened and hidden from sight. The Preserve creates access to 39 acres of green space that was previously inaccessible and provides a range of benefits for both water quality and the community.
The tour will be all on boardwalks and paved trails. Please dress for the weather.
6:00 – 7:15 – Meet at the Preserve in the education area (indicated on the parking map below) where we will begin our tour.
7:30 – Networking at Pizza Luce
The Creekside Park is easily accessible from the Cedar Lake Regional Trail. You can use Google Map’s bike trail feature to plan a bike-friendly route.
Plan you trip by using Metro Transit’s trip planner.
We have created a survey to help coordinate carpooling. If you are interested, please fill out your contact information, as well as your pick-up and drop-off location here.
Parking is indicated on the map by the yellow stars.
Bookings are closed for this event.