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Media coverage of Lakes Region planning effort

What do you want to invest in now to create the future you’d like to see?

On December 15, 2011, a group of about 175 people gathered at The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes in Baxter to imagine life in the lakes area by 2035.

Will there be public transit? How many more people will make their homes here? What will the economy look like? Work groups identified key listed issues such as affordable housing, employment, public transit, national and social environments, land use planning, technology, infrastructure, walking and biking. Then the University of Minnesota assisted in creating scenarios using real data from current trends and incorporating information gathered from group sessions.

Read more of Renee Richardson's article in the Brainerd Dispatch.

Additional coverage ran on Minnesota Public Radio here.


Prairie Recovery Project to be discussed at next BAELN event

The Brainerd Area Environmental Learning Network (BAELN) 2011-2012 Season Let’s Talk about It is pleased to present…

Prairie Recovery Project, a conservation model for sustainable protection

Thursday, January 19, 2012, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Free. All are invited.

Held at the MN Pollution Control Agency, 7678 College Road, Suite 105, Baxter/Brainerd

Speaker: Neal Feeken is the Prairie Recovery Project Coordinator for The Nature Conservancy of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. 

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