2019 Legislative Agenda
A budget that works for parks and trails
There is a $3 million gap in Minnesota State Parks and Trails’ budget. The Legislature could fix this by restoring the General Fund appropriation to $27 million.
Equitable use of Legacy Funds
We support the concept of equity, coordination and balance between the needs and priorities of Minnesota’s three major park and trail systems. We believe future fund allocations should be a compromise agreed to by the Minnesota DNR, Metropolitan Regional Parks and Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails.
Support LCCMR recommendations
We support the full recommendation of the Legislative-Citizen Commission of Minnesota Resources, which includes $16 million to fund twelve park and trail projects.
Keep State Parks natural and quiet
We oppose any change that would introduce the use of recreational off-highway vehicles in Minnesota State Parks.