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Heartland Itasca Spur Citizen Committee

Mission

To determine a preferred route for a state multi-use trail from the Heartland State Trail outside Park Rapids to Itasca State Park and encourage its development.

Friends Since

Early 2000s

My husband and son on a bike trip. They started out in Itasca State Park, then biked on to the Mi-Gi-Zi, Heartland and Paul Bunyan trails and into Minneapolis.
My husband and son on a bike trip. They started out in Itasca State Park, then biked on to the Mi-Gi-Zi, Heartland and Paul Bunyan trails and into Minneapolis. by Janice Huss
pedestrians on Heartland State Trail
Heartland State Trail by Jelieta Walinski, Ph.D
Heartland State Trail Group
bicyclists on trail in Dorset
Heartland State Trail by Jelieta Walinski, Ph.D

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Our Related Advocacy Work

Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota is a strong voice at the state capital working to ensure Minnesota’s parks and trails are protected and cared for. We work with friends groups to identify critical projects that need government support.

2019

pedestrians on Heartland State Trail

Heartland: trail spur

AMT FUNDED
Heartland: trail spur
This project is included in Parks & Trails Council's 2019 Legislative Agenda. 2019 Legislative Summary2019 Amount Requested2019 Amount Funded$500,000TBD 2019 Funding Source Sought General Obligation Bonds 2019 Bills Introduced None yet. Final Language in Law Final language will be added here if passed. Proposed Project ...

2018

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Heartland: trail spur

AMT FUNDED
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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