The Mississippi Corridor Neighborhood Coalition (MCNC) is a volunteer, neighborhood-based association of 20 community groups in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was formed in 1993 to:
1) Address the cumulative effects of water, air and soil pollution in the upper Mississippi River corridor in Minneapolis
2) Mitigate more than a century of neglect of the upper Mississippi River in our community
3) Provide access to the river for neighborhood residents
The “upper corridor” is the area above Saint Anthony Falls from downtown Minneapolis north to the city limits, encompassing southeast, northeast and north Minneapolis neighborhoods. It is the most industrialized section of the river in Minneapolis.
Issues of environmental justice, land use and neighborhood involvement in planning have been our major concerns. By restoring the eco-system of the Mississippi River, we can refocus community life toward the river and create a more sustainable and livable community.
Our accomplishments include publication of an Environmental Inventory (1994), an award-winning Conceptual River Corridor Plan (1995), and the 1999 Marshall Street Walking Tour, which won an historic preservation award.
We’d like to thank GPStorageContainers.com for graciously lending us a few 40 ft. storage containers that we were able to use for storage last month while we were moving to our new office.
“Sometimes, if you stand on a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.” –Alan Alexander Milne, 1882-1956
We welcome your participation and support.
Mississippi Corridor Neighborhood Coalition
P.O. Box 18748
Minneapolis, MN 55418
voice and fax: 612-331-4738