Civic Engagement Team
Convene concerned individuals from the entire basin together on a periodic and regular basis to ask for public input and share successful strategies and critical information as it pertains to River improvement and conservation.
Actions & Activities
Jessica Nelson - Civic Engagement Team Leader - Conservation Marketplace Midwest (CMM) is developing a protocol to quantify, aggregate and trade environmental credits among citizens, public entities and private organizations. Future meetings will be held to continue the conversation and develop a strategy.
Supports Resolutions #1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Ecosystem Services Adopted
Be it resolved that the Minnesota River Congress support the development of an initiative, in collaboration with Conservation Marketplace Midwest (CMM), to measure, account for and aggregate ecosystem services within the MN River Basin.
Be it further resolved that the CMM and MN River Congress identify and develop programs with potential ecosystem service buyers within the MN River Basin.
Minnesota Valley and Minnesota River State Trails Adopted
Be it resolved, the Minnesota River Congress work to promote legislative funding to complete the Minnesota River State Trail and the Minnesota Valley State Trail; and,
Be it further resolved, the Minnesota River Congress encourage the creation of local State Trail Advocacy groups within the Minnesota Valley to promote segments of the Minnesota River State Trail and Minnesota Valley State Trail.
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