The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is convening a citizen advisory group for Blue Mounds State Park to consult with community members on park-related issues for the future. Blue Mounds State Park has experienced several challenges in recent years related to flooding and groundwater contamination. As a result, the DNR is interested in engaging citizens around the future of the park while the agency works to resolve these issues. At this time, an amendment or new park management plan is not in development.
Blue Mounds State Park is a Core Adventure Park in Minnesota's state park system (Minnesota State Parks and Trails System Plan). Investments in core state parks emphasize providing well-maintained campgrounds, day-use areas, trails, and basic services and amenities. Core parks represent the typical state park experience that visitors have come to know and expect.
Citizen Advisory Group Meetings
The purpose of the citizen advisory group is to bring together community members with a particular interest in Blue Mounds State Park. The group is an opportunity for the DNR and citizen members to discuss topics and ideas that influence the park’s future ranging from water to interpretive programming to unique partnerships. The group works with DNR to set meeting agendas and the result is intended to be an action-oriented set of recommendations for consideration.
Meetings will be held in 2017 on January 12th, February 9th, March 9th, and April 27th from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Luverne Chamber and Visitors Bureau, 213 East Luverne Street, Rock County Courthouse Square, Luverne, MN 56156 (map it) unless otherwise indicated on the DNR Public Input Events Calendar.
January 12, 5:30-7:30 pm
- Meeting notes
- Presentation "Park Amenities and Visitation Trends"
- Park annual report
- System Plan
- Park Management Plan – contact Arielle Courtney for an electronic copy.
February 9, 5:30-7:30 pm
March 9, 5:30-7:30 pm
Public Input Opportunities
There are four citizen advisory group meetings, all open for public observation. Members of the public will have an opportunity to ask questions or share comments at the end of each meeting.
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