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Mississippi River Stabilization Project (MRSP)

On Tuesday, June 30th, the City of Brooklyn Park and Hennepin County staff met with over 45 Brooklyn Park residents that participated in an informational meeting related to a proposed Mississippi River Stabilization Project (MRSP) that was held at the Community Activity Center (CAC).If you were able to attend this meeting, thank you for coming and providing feedback to help us make this project successful.

During the meeting, staff asked riverbank landowners interested in participating in the program to sign a Letter of Intent showing their commitment to participate in the program. This Letter has been included in this mailing. If you are interested in participating in the program, please follow the instructions on the letter and fill out and sign it and forward to Kris Guentzel, as noted.

View the meeting’s PowerPoint presentation (PDF) >

Mississippi River Stabilization Project Site Assessment and Summary Draft (PDF) >

Letter of Support – Hennepin County (PDF) >

Those that sign the Letter can expect a pre-scheduled site visit on their property by Hennepin County staff, occurring as early as July 9th, to visually survey erosion occurring on their property near the river. Properties with the most severe erosion will be chosen for inclusion as part of a Clean Water Fund Grant planned to be submitted in August. The intent of the grant application is to secure sufficient funds to fully stabilize resident shorelines and reduce erosion and sediment pollution to the Mississippi River.

If you have any questions about the project, please reach out to us and we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Kris Guentzel
Senior Water Resources Specialist
Hennepin County Environment and Energy
Office: 612-596-1171

Jody Yungers
Director of Recreation and Parks
City of Brooklyn Park
Office: 763-493-8337