Saint Paul on the Mississippi

by Patrick Seeb | Apr 03, 2013
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Summary:

A canoe, kayak, and boat rental program modeled after Nice Ride, giving everyone a reasonable opportunity to get out on the Mississippi River, one of the greatest rivers in the world and the birthplace of Saint Paul

About You

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About You

First Name

Patrick

Last Name

Seeb

City

Saint Paul

County

Ramsey County

Country

United States, MN, Ramsey County

Website (if you have one)

Names of others who helped contribute to my idea

How did you hear about the Forever Saint Paul Challenge?

About Your Organization (if applicable)

Organization Name (if applicable)

Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation

Organization Phone

651.293.6861

Organization Address

25 West 6th Street

City

Saint Paul

Organization Country

United States, MN, Ramsey County

Your idea

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Title of your idea

Saint Paul on the Mississippi

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

A canoe, kayak, and boat rental program modeled after Nice Ride, giving everyone a reasonable opportunity to get out on the Mississippi River, one of the greatest rivers in the world and the birthplace of Saint Paul

Website address (if applicable)

Innovation

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What makes your idea different or unexpected? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

Easy access to the Mississippi River for people of all ages and abilities. Getting on the water is so different than viewing it from an overlook.

Impact

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

As more people experience the Mississippi River more champions and stewards will emerge, protecting it for future generations. After a decade or so of this program, the next $1 million (or $1 billion) idea, with tremendous community support, will be to make it swimmable.

Sustainability

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Why do you think people will recognize or remember your idea after it comes to life? How might it inspire others to do something similar in their community? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

Many people remark at the beauty of the river as they walk, bike, and drive by it, but often wonder how they could get out on it. This provides a way to access it, giving it new life. Once the program is operational it will be managed like other successful and profitable boat access programs.

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