Dates set for Public Workshops on the Minnesota River Valley Recreation and Conservation Master Plan!

Dates set for Public Workshops on the Minnesota River Valley Recreation and Conservation Master Plan!

September 12th, 2016


Minnesota River Valley Recreation and Conservation Master Plan

Great Outdoors Consultants, Fort Collins, Colorado has been hired to create a master plan for the development of an outdoor recreational area while protecting and preserving the valley’s sensitive natural historical resources along the Minnesota River Valley between Redwood and Renville Counties.  Great Outdoors Consultants has experience developing outdoor recreation destinations that promote economic growth, development, and tourism, including work for the U.S. Forest Service and state parks, throughout the United States.

Public workshops will be held on:

September 27th from 6-8 pm in Room 116/117 in the Renville County Government Services Center, 105 South 5th Street, Olivia, Minnesota

September 28th from 6-8pm at the Redwood Area Community Center, 901 East Cook Street, Redwood Falls, Minnesota

Each of these two public workshops will allow the public the opportunity to review and provide feedback on the plan.  You can follow progress of the project by accessing the project homepage at

Minnesota Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area

An Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW), a document prepared to investigate the proposed projects environmental impacts on air, water, land, and human health, has been completed by project consultant ISG.  The next step in the environmental review process includes a 30-day public comment period and a final review and decision, regarding the information gathered, by the Renville County Board.  You can review and make comment on the EAW following it’s publication by accessing the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board homepage at  the publication process,  is expected to begin in the next 60 days. The environmental review process is expected to be completed in January 2017.

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