Well, for the second time in the history of this column, nobody correctly guessed the last "Whose view? From where?".
This picture features Fish Creek in Maplewood, Minnesota. For several years, the City of Maplewood has been working on a plan to acquire land around the creek, including some of the blufftop that comprised our May 2008 "Whose view? From where?". With the help of Friends of the Mississippi River, the city is closing in on protecting this area.
Fish Creek meanders from Woodbury through the far southern part of Maplewood and then briefly through St. Paul until it joins the Mississippi River near the southern-most edge of Pigs Eye Lake, just north of the I-494/US10/US61 interchange. The creek is easily accessible on its St. Paul side by parking on the US61 frontage road (Point Douglas Road) just south of Oakwood Church. Fairly easy trails traverse the area.
There will be an official Gathering at Fish Creek to enjoy and learn about this area Saturday, June 16th. Preregistration is not required and additional information is available from the City of Maplewood events calendar.
About “Whose view? From where?”
Each month in this section, we feature a photo somewhere along the river corridor in the Twin Cities that is in some way significant or important or just plain scenic. Individuals may then e-mail us and identify the view and explain why they believe it is significant to the community or important to them personally. We’ll publish some of your responses in the next issue of Mississippi Messages, where we will also reveal the correct answer.
To submit your guess and response, e-mail Bob Spaulding, River Advocate, through our contact form. The respondent to provide the first correct identification of the view and hopefully some interesting thoughts about its significance will receive a valuable prize for their effort. All entries must be received by the first day of the following month for consideration.
Featured Date: 19 March, 2012