March's Transition on Tap Generates Great Conversation About the Mississippi River

Longfellow neighborhood is home to the only true gorge on the Mississippi River.

The Riverview Cafe was the gathering place for neighbors March 9th for the monthly Transition on Tap event. This month's topic was the Mississippi River, the defining natural feature of our south Minneapolis neighborhood. While Andrew Marotz from the Mississippi Park Connection was scheduled to lead the conversation, Andrew was unable to attend. To our benefit, thanks to Mike Lynch from the Longfellow Community Council's River Gorge Committee who was in attendance who provided great information about the river, efforts and opportunities to protect and restore the river habitat.

Restoration activities have included annual events and projects such as Earth Day (this year April 18th) clean up/trash pickup, native species plantings, invasive species removal, and LCC's annual July Share the River Gorge Ice Cream Social (this year July 23rd). The River Gorge Committee has been partnering with other organization