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Floating Island Extravaganza

Over 100 people gathered on August 17 to celebrate the launching of a floating island at Spring Lake in Minneapolis (behind Parade Ice Rink along Kenwood Parkway)!

Local leaders and national experts on floating island technology discussed the project and shared their support of the landscape architecture profession.

ASLA-MN extends its appreciation to the following program partners:

  • Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association (LHNA)
  • Midwest Floating Islands
  • City of Minneapolis
  • Blake School
  • Minneapolis Parks Foundation
  • Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
  • Minnesota Native Landscapes

This was an exciting event which gained the attention of media both locally and abroad:

  CBS Minnesota
Erosion Control
Minnesota Public Radio
Green Living Guy Aug 21
Green Living Guy Aug 11
  Int'l Business Times UK
KARE 11 Simply Science
Star Tribune Aug 18
Star Tribune Aug 15
Star Tribune Aug 11

ASLA-MN extends its sincere appreciation to the following individuals who volunteered their time to make this project a success:

Solange Guillaume
Amber Hill
Ed Juda
Aaron Kraemer
Emily Lowrey
Laura Lyndgaard


Colleen Odell
Marjie Pitz
Nancy Snouffer
Sarah Weeks
Joslyn Wood

Visit ASLA-MN's blog for additional information about this project and other discussions about landscape architecture in Minnesota.