2018 Grant Guide Released

No need to spend hours online trying to find these opportunities--we've compiled it all here in our 2018 Grant Guide.
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Harmony-Preston: trail development

Trail Extension Extend the Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail to Niagara Cave and Iowa border. 2018 Need $1.5 million Project Impact When complete, the Preston-Forestville State Trail will connect the existing Root River and Harmony-Preston State Trails to Forestville-Mystery Cave State Park. To date, one mile ...
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Goodhue Pioneer: trail development

Trail Development To continue the development of this trail from Zumbrota to Red Wing, Minn. 2018 Need $1,865,000 Project Impact When complete, the trail will connect Red Wing, Goodhue, Zumbrota, Mazzeppa, Bellechester and Pine Island for a distance of 47 miles. Grassroots Initiative In partnership ...
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Bicyclist on the Cannon Valley trail

Cannon Valley: trail improvements

Trail Improvements For improvements to trail access facilities and storm water infrastructure. 2018 Need $2.84 million Project Impact The Cannon Valley Trail is a premier 20-mile trail in Goodhue County connecting Cannon Falls, Welch, and Red Wing. The trail offers a nature immersion experience close ...
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Mississippi Blufflands: trail development

courtesy of Mississippi Blufflands Trail group Trail development and planning For predesign and engineering of a 25-mile spur of the Heartland State Trail that will connect Itasca State Park to Park Rapids. 2018 Need $2 million Project Impact The Mississippi Blufflands Trail is a proposed ...
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Frontenac: land acquisition

From atop bluff near Frontenac that we're working to add to the park Land acquisition Expand the boundary and acquire 159 acres of restored blufflands that Parks & Trails Council purchased and is holding in trust for the park. 2018 Need $900,000 Project Impact At ...
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bicyclists on Gitchi Gami with Lake Superior in back

Gitchi-Gami: trail development

Scenic views along the trail of exposed rock and pine trees Courtesy of Gitchi Gami Trail Association Trail connection into Lutsen, Minn. Build a 1.5 mile trail extension into Lutsen, plus planning and design costs for other segments. 2018 Need $3.2 million Project Impact When ...
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Faribault-Northern Links: trail connection

Faribault Main Street Connecting Sakatah State Trail into downtown Faribault, Minn. Create a vital trail segment to link the Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail with Faribault's city trails and downtown. 2018 Need $710,000 Project Impact The Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail currently starts in Mankato ...
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Mill Towns: trail development

Peggy Prowe, a member of Friends of Mill Towns bikes on the trail bridge in Northfield named in her honor Trail development near Dundas, Minn. Develop one mile of new trail near Dundas and rehabilitating three miles of trail between Dundas and Northfield, Minn. 2018 ...
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Minneopa: land acquisition

The falls at Minneopa State Park by Randy Wood Land Acquisition for Minneopa State Park To acquire 80 acres within Minneopa State Park along a key habitat corridor for rare and endangered species including the American bald eagle, western foxsnake, shovel sturgeon, and small white ...
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Accessible picnic table at Jay Cooke. Deborah Rose/MnDNR

State Parks: accessibility enhancements

Accessible picnic table at Jay Cooke Deborah Rose/MnDNR Accessibility Projects in State Parks To upgrade state parks up to ADA standards. 2018 Need $20 million Project Impact This project would improve accessibility in state parks. The intent it to fully bring parks up to today's ...
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Hiker amidst tall trees on the Superior HIking Trail

Superior Hiking: trail enhancements

SHT in Tettegouche State Park by Gary Alan Nelson Superior Hiking Trail planning This project would fund enhancement projects, create a map-based inventory, and update trail maintenance standards. 2018 Need $100,000 Project Impact The Superior Hiking Trail gives an estimated 50,000 annual visitors access to ...
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Itasca: forest restoration

Itasca sunset by Janell Wesenberg Forest Restoration at Itasca 255 acres of open fields that were once forested will be restored by planting and protecting a diverse mix of hardwood and conifer tree species. 2018 Need A portion of the $420,000 request bundled with other ...
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Scenic: forest restoration

Scenic State Park Forest Restoration Restore 5 acres of forest in Scenic State Park 2018 Need A portion of the $420,000 request bundled with other parks Project Impact Scenic State Park preservies 3,936 acres of virgin pine forests surrounding Coon and Sandwick Lakes. LCCMR Recommended ...
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State Parks: rehab

State park rehabilitation projects Renew state park visitor facilities that have fallen into disrepair. 2018 Need $20 million Project Impact Many visitor facilities across the state park system is dilapidated, and funding is needed for rehabilitation and renewal. Potential projects include rehabbing old buildings (e.g., ...
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