Welcome, Friends of Fredrick-Miller Spring & Riley Creek!
Preserve the Health of Fredrick-Miller Spring, Riley Creek & Our Neighborhoods
CRITICAL HABITAT & BIODIVERSITY
SCIENCE & PUBLIC HEALTH
LAND, NATURE & TREATY RIGHTS
FAMILY & COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Update, 5/17/21: CALL TO ACTION - PUBLIC RESPONSE - City of Eden Prairie Denies EAW Petition - Appeal in Process
In the meantime, please feel free to provide the City Council with comments. Here are a few ways to share your feedback:
A few take-aways from the city council meeting:
-Spring Friends, Organizers
Update, 4/24/21: Citizen's Petition for Environmental Study - Accepted & Approved - by Minnesota Environmental Quality Board
We have good news to share! Our citizen's petition for an environmental study was accepted and approved by the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board! We had enough evidence to show there could be significant environmental impacts with this project. That said, it is not finalized yet. The request for the study now goes to the City of Eden Prairie for their approval.
ATTEND COUNCIL MEETINGS 4/20/21 and 5/4/21
Contact: Eden Prairie City Council
Fredrick-Miller Springs is recognized as a landmark, and thousands of MN citizens, collect the untreated water as a preferred water source. The Friend’s recognize the relevance of the historical landmark of the Spring, as well historical trauma as detailed in the Land Acknowledgement of Eden-Prairie: that there is “... a painful history of unfair treaties, genocidal policies and forced removal of Indigenous people from their homeland.”
The community is concerned about the impact to wildlife, endangered plant species, soil erosion, traffic patterns and the water quality of the Frederick Miller Spring area.
A development company wants to build 50 housing units on the beautiful 28-acre wooded meadowland shown in the aerial above. These lands are a tied to Fredrick-Miller Spring as well as Riley Creek, cherished by many Eden Prairie residents and neighbors. Replacing 455 trees and much of the meadows with houses, streets and other impervious surfaces could result in a severe decline in the quantity and quality of spring water. Replacing 455 trees and much of the meadows with houses, streets and other impervious surfaces could result in a severe decline in the quantity and quality of spring water. It is for these reasons, as well concerns about increased traffic and wildlife loss, that we ask you to sign this petition urging the Eden Prairie City Council to withhold the rezoning needed to build the 50 homes until threats to our woodlands, wildlife and waters are resolved.
Links to Spring Stewardship
Sign the Petition!
Please visit the site to sign a petition - and share the link below with those who are interested!
Contact your Council Members
Submit Letters of Concern addressing the Commission to Senior Planner -Beth Novak-Krebs - https://www.edenprairie.org/Home/Components/StaffDirectory/StaffDirectory/341/669
Contact - Eden Prairie City Council
Planning Commission Members
Share your Story
Join neighbors and friends of the spring online - stay connected and share your stories of the spring!
Follow Noble Hill Updates
Eden Prairie Planning Commission Meeting - WATCH - https://eden-prairie.granicus.com/player/clip/1560?view_id=3&redirect=true&fbclid=IwAR2PRrCVLyhXsuyMpqxgspmij6xxZswVB_uTR09B8yEJPKQW2oFiShOgsvY
FROM: Richard Klein regarding the 5:3 vote in favor of up-zoning & a final hearing on May 4th >>