The idea was spurred by the donation of 3 acres along the waterfront by a family conservation fund, with the city adding 202 acres to the easement. The citizen group calls itself "Voices of Red Wing."
From the Red Wing Republican Eagle: "You're not trusting future city councils do their job. It ties up everything down their for the future forever," voices member Stephen Castner said."
"Planning Director Brian Peterson wrote in a city memorandum an easement would be in line with the city's long-range vision for the area."