Native yellow sunflowers in a field

Meet a Friends Group

Prairie Visions

MissionMap of MN with star at Shooting Star State Trail

For 25 years the main activity has been in supporting the Shooting Star State Trail and Shooting Star Scenic Byway.

Friends Since

Early 1990s as a pseudo-municipality created by a Joint Powers Agreement among four cities: Adams, LeRoy, Rose Creek and Taopi.

Four members of Prairie visions gathered at table
Members of Prairie Visions at our Day on the Hill event where volunteers gather to advocate for parks and trails
Norwegian style shelter along the Shooting Star Trail
The Friends fund raised and constructed this Norwegian shelter along the trail.
photo by Becky Hartwig
Purple wildflowers on trail with sunset
The Friends help maintain the trail by fundraising for sweep equipment. photo by Maureen Noterman

More about these Friends

October 30, 2017

Shooting Star State Trail Extended Three Miles

This fall, the Shooting Star State Trail got a little closer to its goal of connecting into the city of Austin. On September ...
Group cutting ribbon on new segment of Shooting Star State Trail
June 1, 2016

Building a trail to connect pastoral towns

In 1990, community leaders in southern Minnesota wanted to preserve the area’s natural and historic resources while creating ...
Purple wildflowers on trail with sunset