Preserving Open Space

Star Tribune: Rip Rapson: Changes in communities don't just 'happen': "An area the size of the Mall of America is developed every day. Over the past decades, while our population growth has been about 25 percent, we've urbanized 60 percent more land. What does that ratio imply for the major new growth spurt we're facing -- nearly a million new residents by 2030? What will happen to the land that's left?"

Rapson is the president of the McKnight Foundation.

Embrace Open Space

Minnesota Land Trust

Trust for Public Land (see the Minnesota Program Highlights)

I'm going to research these orgainizations and find out which one is the most effective and join it. After my vacation up north, I've realized the great importance of preserving open land from development.

You can read more about the importance of land trusts in Home From Nowhere. (I think, it's been a while since I read it).