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2018 Investments

May 30, 2018
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Superior Hiking: trail enhancements

Planning for enhancement projects and creating a map-based inventory, and updating trail maintenance standards.

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Hiker amidst tall trees on the Superior HIking Trail
May 30, 2018
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Glendalough: center & trailhead

Project Overview: A new park visitor center and trail center at Glendalough State Park.
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Sketch of proposed Glendalough Trailhead
May 30, 2018
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Mississippi Blufflands: trail development

Project 1: Trail development and planning for the proposed Mississippi Blufflands State Trail. Project 2: Build ~3/4-mile trail segment along Red Wing’s riverfront from Barn Bluff to Colvill Park.
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May 30, 2018
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Harmony-Preston: trail development

Project Overview: Extend the Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail to Niagara Cave and Iowa border.
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May 30, 2018
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Chester Woods: trail development

Build a trail connecting Rochester to Chester Woods Regional Park

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Turkeys cross the Munger Trail
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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Bison at Minneopa State Park September 2017 by Sheryl Hindermann
May 30, 2018
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Metro Projects: capitol improvements

To improve and expand Metropolitan Regional Parks and Trails

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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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boy biycling along trail
May 30, 2018
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State Parks: rehab

Renew state park visitor facilities that have fallen into disrepair.

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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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bicyclists on Gitchi Gami with Lake Superior in back
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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Native yellow sunflowers in a field
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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newly paved segment of Wagon Wheel Trail
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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Three men putting trash in dumpster
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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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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Paddleboat and fall foliage