Metro Big Rivers

mn_elkriver_10162015_07A group hikes on the Elk River Property, Elk River, MN, October 16, 2015.Photo Credit: Andy Richter

In partnership with several other conservation organizations, The Trust for Public Land is working to permanently protect high-quality habitat for fish and wildlife along the Mississippi, Minnesota, and St. Croix rivers and their tributaries in the Twin Cities region. In addition to safeguarding the diversity of native ecosystems, this work will beautify the built environment, provide close-to-home access to natural places for Twin Cities residents, create natural connections between neighborhoods, and make the Twin Cities more resilient to severe weather driven by climate change. A couple of program successes include an addition to the Janet Johnson Memorial Wildlife Management Area and the William H. Houlton Conservation Area. The Metro Big Rivers is a subprogram of our Minnesota's Rivers program.

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Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3.3 million acres and completed more than 5,400 park and conservation projects.