In collaboration with a number of environmental groups, Ramsey County has agreed to post signs asking visitors to stay off the 77 acres of grasslands just east of Battle Creek Regional Park. This sensitive bird habitat, which is managed by county corrections, houses rare species of ground-nesting birds that will likely abandon their nests, or whose nests will be destroyed, if humans and off-leash dogs continue to trod on the property.
Our thanks to County Commissioners Victoria Reinhardt (District 7) and Mai Chong Xiong (District 6) for meeting recently with groups that include Friends of Maplewood Nature, Minnesota Public Lands Coalition, Friends of the Mississippi River, Birdability, the Saint Paul Audubon Society and Friends of the Parks and Trails.
Thanks, too, to Jean Krueger, Ramsey County’s director of property management, for arranging to have “No Trespassing” signage posted at several locations along the property line of the grasslands once the ground thaws.
Como Park: Share your priorities
The first meeting of the Design Advisory Committee for an update to the Como Park Regional Park Trail Master Plan was held earlier this week. The committee will review the current trail system and advise on improvements within the City of Saint Paul’s signature park.
Project Manager David Ronzani, a landscape architect with the city, asked members to solicit input from constituents and frequent users of Como Park.
- How easy is it to get around the park on foot, by bike or other non-motorized means?
- What additions to the current trail system would you recommend?
- Considering that Como Park had 4.6 million visits in 2021, how well do you think the area is maintained?
Please email your thoughts to Amy Gage, executive director of Friends of the Parks and Trails and a Design Advisory Committee member: email@example.com
Photo at top courtesy of Ramsey County