|Amount Requested||Amount Funded|
|$250,000 (project-specific estimate)||Fully funded (portion of $2.5 million combined with other projects)|
Bonding Bill H.F.No. 4425
Session Law Chapter 214, Article 4: Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund Appropriations, Subd. 8.
Methods to Protect or Restore Land, Water, and Habitat
(k) Minnesota State Parks and State Trails
$2,500,000 the second year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to acquire about 163 acres of high-priority in holdings from willing sellers within the legislatively authorized boundaries of state parks and trails in order to protect Minnesota’s natural heritage, enhance outdoor recreational opportunities, and improve the efficiency of public land management. Priorities include but are not limited to Tettegouche, Sibley, and Minneopa State Parks and the Goodhue Pioneer State Trail. A list of proposed acquisitions is required in the work plan. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2021, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.
Incorporate 16 acres of land within Sibley State Park that Parks & Trails Council purchased in 2017 and worked with Sibley State Park Improvement Association to restore.
This project would fully enclose Lake 21 within the park’s boundaries. This land protects 400 feet of shoreline and lies adjacent to a primitive group campground.
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) has recommended this project to be funded by the Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund.