Community Visioning Team – we are looking for a team chairperson –
Help the Friends of Lake Hiawatha – help us find community-minded collaborative volunteers from near by neighborhoods who share our priorities for rescuing lake Hiawatha and encourage them to apply to serve (and be appointed) to serve on the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s new Community Advisory Committee for Lake Hiawatha
Park Board Delays Closing the Golf Course at Lake Hiawatha – Oct 2017, Longfellow Nokomis Messenger
- Hiawatha Golf Statement issued to clarify efforts and October 4 resolution to continue operating 18-hole golf course until new master plan for property is adopted and implementation begins The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has been working diligently to address the recreational impacts and environmental concerns related to the volume of groundwater being pumped at the Hiawatha Golf Course since it was discovered following the June 2014 flooding. The MPRB held nine public meetings held between January 2015 and July 2017, where MPRB and City of Minneapolis staff shared critical information and listened to community ideas and concerns. The MPRB also collected community input through an online survey.
- Updated FAQ from MPRB Oct 4 2017
- Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board approves reduced pumping for Hiawatha Golf Course At its August 9 meeting, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) Commissioners approved a resolution, which directs MPRB staff to apply for a groundwater appropriations permit from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to reduce pumping at the Hiawatha Golf Course property from the current amount of 242 million gallons of groundwater to 94 million gallons.
June 21 Public Meeting Recap
2014 CAC Notes