The Minneapolis Park Board has been presented with a resolution to support Coldwater Spring, by Commisioner Marie Hauser, District 3.

Please support them!

200 Grain Exchange
400 South 4th Street
Minneapolis MN 55415-1400
612 661-4800

RESOLUTION of the of the Minneapolis Park Board

Whereas: Camp Coldwater Springs is an historical asset, the birthplace of Minnesota;

Whereas: Camp Coldwater Springs is a site sacred to many Native Americans;

Whereas: Camp Coldwater Springs is a bellwether of the health of the area's underground water;

Whereas: The recent 30% drop in flow to Camp Coldwater Springs may be a direct result of construction at the Interchange of Hwys 55 and 62;

Whereas: The underground water in the Hiawatha Corridor is a vital link for our Chain of Lakes;

Whereas: Our Lakes, such as Nokomis and Hiawatha, may be damaged by actions of MnDOT to build an interchange at Hwys 55 and 62;

Whereas: The Minnehaha Park area may lose a vital asset for walkers and runners;

Whereas: The function of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is to protect the environmental resources of the City of Minneapolis and the Metropolitan area;

Therefore, Be it resolved that the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board support Senator Julie Sabo in her efforts to save Camp Coldwater Springs and protect our Minnehaha Watershed area;

And Be it Further Resolved: We oppose any legislation to delete the protection for Camp Coldwater Springs from the Minnesota Highway Authorization Bill.

Commissioner At Large - Rochelle Berry Graves - 612-673-5388

Commissioner At Large - Annie Young - 612-673-5336

Commissioner At Large - John Erwin - 612-673-5340

Commissioner District 1- Walt Dziedzic - 612-673-5319

Commissioner District 2 - Jon Olson - 612-673-5330

Commissioner District 3 - Marie Hauser - 612-661-5329

Commissioner District 4 - Vivian M. Mason - 612-673-5384

Commissioner District 5 - Edward C. Solomon - 612-673-5385

Commissioner District 6 -Bob Fine - 612-673-5387