#1. In 2018, we pedaled every paved mile of Minnesota State Trails to assess their condition. What percent were in excellent condition?
Overall, Minnesota’s paved state trail system is in good condition. However, at the current rate of maintenance and rehab, they will begin to degrade and by 2034 the majority will be fair to very poor condition.
#2. Where was this photo taken?
This is at Frontenac State Park.
This is on Lake Pepin near Sand Point in the park’s southeast section. Wisconsin bluffs are in the viewshed. A 1.2-mile loop trail leads to this area. In winter the trail is groomed for skiing. In summer it’s a hiking trail to a sandy beach.
#4. What is the largest source of fine particle pollution in Minnesota?
According to the MnPCA, wood burning for campfires, stoves and boilers accounts for 60% of the fin particle pollution in Minnesota’s air. Many of us love sitting around a campfire while camping, but we may want to limit it a small fire, a shorter amount of time, or reduce how often we burn one. Not only does it produce pollution, burning wood requires cutting down trees.