Council approves Natural Resources Master Plan
The Minnetonka City Council approved a new Natural Resources Master Plan at its Dec. 20, 2021 meeting. The plan was developed over the course of several month in consultation with the Park Board and input from the broader community through the Minnetonka Matters community engagement platform.
The purpose of the plan is to set direction and priorities for Minnetonka's Natural Resources Division. To that end, the plan presents opportunities for ecosystem regeneration and capitalizes on the holistic benefits (ecological, societal, and economic) of improving and maintaining natural resources in the city. The plan addresses climate adaption and resilience, but not climate mitigation or reducing carbon footprint. It also addresses goals and strategies to protect and improve natural resources of public property, and ways to encourage such action on private property.