Mississippi National River and Recreation Area topic of next St. Paul Audubon program

Kate Havelin, community outreach coordinator of the Mississippi River Fund in St. Paul, will share stories of the rich history of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area at the St. Paul Audubon’s monthly program on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at Fairview Community Center, 1910 W. County Road B, Roseville.

The MNRRA, which encompasses 72 river miles winding through the Twin Cities, is unique in that the national park does not own most of the land along the river and relies on partnerships with established parks and land throughout the corridor.

The most recent addition to the park was the acquisition of Coldwater Spring in Minneapolis. The National Park Service and the Mississippi River Fund are working to restore Coldwater Spring to its native landscape.

Kate Havelin will share stories of the history of the park, the river and its lands.

To learn more about this topic, visit www.nps.gov/miss/index.htm or www.missriverfund.org. The program is open to the public and is free. A social time with refreshments begins at 6:45 p.m. For more information, call Linda Goodspeed at 651-647-1452.

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