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Bluff Street Park Bedrock Bluff Prairie


Bluff Street Park provides a unique opportunity to restore a landscape type that is rare in the state and all but nonexistent in the metro area. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, is requesting funding to restore two acres of bedrock bluff prairie, thereby filling a gap in the region’s total habitat picture and provide a welcoming habitat for migratory birds, insects, pollinators, and other wildlife species. Phases one (capping the polluted site) and two (installation of a bike trail) have been completed. Funding is needed for phase three, to eliminate invasive Siberian Elms, further prepare soils to exterminate unwanted seeds and vegetation, and seed with a custom mix of grasses, sedges, and wildflowers.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program (Metro)

Status In Progress

Dates 05/29/2015 - 06/30/2018

Project Manager Tyler Pederson

Grant Recipient Minneapolis Park And Rec Board (City Of Mpls)

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $28,039

Statutory Reference M.L. 2016, Chp. 172, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 5(K)

Management Unit(s) Local

Habitat(s) Prairie

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Hennepin


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 2 Acres

Measurement N/A