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Advocacy News

May 30, 2018
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Minneopa: land acquisition

To acquire 80 acres within Minneopa State Park along a key habitat corridor

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clouds
May 30, 2018
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Metro Projects: capitol improvements

To improve and expand Metropolitan Regional Parks and Trails

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boy biycling along trail
May 30, 2018
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Mill Towns: trail development

For acquisition and design of the Mill Towns State Trail between the cities of Faribault and Waterford.

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May 30, 2018
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State Parks: rehab

Renew state park visitor facilities that have fallen into disrepair.

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Biker with pine trees and exposed rock in background
May 30, 2018
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Gitchi-Gami: trail development into Tofte

Build a 1.2-mile trail extension into Tofte.

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Native yellow sunflowers in a field
May 30, 2018
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Local Projects: grants

Grants for regional and local parks and trails to fund four grant programs that have historically been managed by the MnDNR:

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newly paved segment of Wagon Wheel Trail
May 30, 2018
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Wagon Wheel: trail extension

Extend trail to the river by building a trail bridge and safety improvements, connecting downtown La Crescent to the Mississippi River.

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Three men putting trash in dumpster
May 30, 2018
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Sibley: land acquisition

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.

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May 30, 2018
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Frontenac: boundary expansion

Expand the statutory boundary of Frontenac State Park to include the land Parks & Trails Council acquired for the park.

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Paddleboat and fall foliage
May 30, 2018
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Swedish Immigrant: trail extension

Connect trail to Interstate State Park by extending it with a 0.5-mile segment that includes a 180-foot bridge and trailhead

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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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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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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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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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