Together, the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation (GFMEDC) and the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber are urging members, investors and their employees to get involved in sandbagging efforts and help prevent spring flooding.
The organizations are asking that members allow their employees to volunteer to sandbag during the hours of 2 and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning April 3. The City of Fargo is hoping to complete a million sandbags in 10 days to protect the city to 42.5 feet.
The Chamber and GFMEDC have made long-term flood protection a top priority. The Business Leaders’ for Permanent Flood Protection task force continues to advocate for the diversion project and the importance of comprehensive flood risk reduction.