2018 Investments

May 30, 2018
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State Parks: forest restoration

Restore 255 acres of forested native plant communities in several state parks.

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A biker heads towards the setting sun
May 30, 2018
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Goodhue Pioneer: land acquisition

Acquire approximately 60 acres located along the legislatively authorized Goodhue-Pioneer State Trail.

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Accessible picnic table at Jay Cooke. Deborah Rose/MnDNR
May 30, 2018
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State Parks: accessibility enhancements

Design and construction of improvements to bring the facilities within state parks and recreation areas to the Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

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Campers settling in at new campground at Lake Vermilion
May 30, 2018
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Lake Vermilion: park development

For development including the Lake Lodge Visitor Center, the campground, renewable energy facilities, and reconstruction of the mine shaft.

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Bicyclists riding at underpass
May 30, 2018
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Gateway State Trail: Tunnel Crossing

Improve user safety by constructing a tunnel for the trail to cross under Hadley Ave, which is challenging to cross because the street exceeds 8,000 vehicles per day.

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Preston to Forestville State Trail scenery
April 17, 2018
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Preston-Forestville: trail extension

A trail extension connecting Preston to Carimona.

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vibrant colored photo of downtown Faribault
March 21, 2018
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Faribault-Northern Links: trail connection

Connect Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail with Faribault’s city trails that lead to the downtown area.

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Bicyclist on the Cannon Valley trail
March 5, 2018
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Cannon Valley: trail improvements

For improvements to trail access facilities and storm water infrastructure.

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clouds
February 22, 2018
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Heartland: trail spur

Predesign and engineering of a 25-mile spur of the Heartland State Trail that will connect Itasca State Park to Park Rapids.

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People walking in tall grass among the oaks
February 22, 2018
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Frontenac: land acquisition

Acquire the 159 acres of restored blufflands that Parks & Trails Council purchased and is holding in trust for the park.

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Blazing Star State Trail
February 16, 2018
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Blazing Star: trail extension

Complete a 6-mile trail connection between the city of Albert Lea into Myre-Big Island State Park and to the city of Hayward.

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biker on Sakatah trail in need of repair
February 7, 2018
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State Trails: rehabilitation

To repair state trails.

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Bikers on the Mesabi Trail
February 7, 2018
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Mesabi: trail extension

Develop a 3.5-mile segment of the Mesabi Trail from County Road 88 into Ely, Minn.

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