Critical Area

Mississippi River Critical Area

Critical Area
Climate change, climate justice and FMR's Land Use & Planning program

Climate change impacts make park access and greenspace even more important for public health and equity, and guidelines for riverfront development need to respond to the shifting climate in order to protect our river. Here's how our Land Use & Planning program's work intersects with climate change and climate justice.  >>

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MRCCA riverfront protections update: You made a difference!

Minneapolis is the first city with a new ordinance to guide riverfront development and protections, and thanks to our collective advocacy, their ordinance includes provisions for migrating birds. Will St. Paul and other communities follow suit?  >>

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Action Alert: Minneapolis needs bird-safe riverfront buildings! [CLOSED]

Minneapolis is about to adopt a new Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area ordinance to guide riverfront development for years to come. With your help, we can add a requirement for bird-safe buildings along the river's crucial migratory flyway >>.

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Action Alert: Invest in clean water & oppose the UHT concert venue [CLOSED]

Please take a moment to ask your legislators to SUPPORT investments to #FixThePipesMN and OPPOSE the controversial Upper Harbor Terminal concert venue >>

 
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What's our deal with density?
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Action Alert: Submit your comments on the Minneapolis MRCCA draft ordinance [CLOSED]

Minneapolis residents have a chance to weigh in on the MRCCA draft ordinance. While we like a lot about the draft, we think it could be better for the birds. Find out more and submit your comments >>

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