River Gorge


Committee Goal/Purpose

The River Gorge Committee is charged with protecting and enhancing one of our neighborhood’s greatest resources—the Mississippi River Gorge. As the primary defining geographical feature of our neighborhood, the river and surrounding parkland are of great importance to our community and our quality of life. It is also a resource of regional, national and international significance – after all, the stretch of the Mississippi between downtown Minneapolis and Fort Snelling is the only true gorge along the river’’s entire 2,350-mile length. Millions of people (including us) get our drinking water from the Mississippi, and thousands of species of birds and other wildlife depend on natural areas along the river for food and shelter. As stewards of this resource, our efforts are a reflection of our community and the value we place on preserving the river for future generations.

The committee is made up of neighborhood volunteers. Please consider joining us! It’s a great way to get involved in your neighborhood.

Meeting Day and Time

The River Gorge Committee meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30pm in the Hiawatha School Park Building (4305 East 43rd Street).


Mississippi River Gorge (Lower Gorge) : Ecological Inventory and Restoration Management Plan By Daniel B. Shaw and Carolyn E. Carr (Found at Great River Greening)

Check out a slideshow of the Gorge Management Team hard at work!

For further information

To get involved, email ashleigh@longfellow.org or call 612-722-4529 EXT 13.