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2018 Investments

June 15, 2018
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Gateway State Trail: Tunnel Crossing

Gateway State Trail Tunnel Photo courtesy of Gateway-Brown's Creek Trail Association Supported Project in P&TC’s 2018 Legislative Agenda Project Overview Improve user safety by constructing a tunnel for the trail to cross under Hadley Ave, which currently challenging to cross because the street exceeds 8,000 ...
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Bicyclists riding at underpass
May 30, 2018
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Glendalough: center & trailhead

Sketch of proposed Glendalough Trailhead Supported Project in P&TC’s 2018 Legislative Agenda Project Overview A new park visitor center and trail center at Glendalough State Park. 2018 Identified Need $750,000 Project Impact In 2014 a new bike trail opened connecting Glendalough State Park to nearby ...
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Sketch of proposed Glendalough Trailhead
May 30, 2018
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Mississippi Blufflands: trail development

courtesy of Mississippi Blufflands Trail group Supported Project in P&TC’s 2018 Legislative Agenda Project Overview 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. 2018 ...
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May 30, 2018
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Harmony-Preston: trail development

Supported Project in P&TC’s 2018 Legislative Agenda Project Overview Extend the Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail to Niagara Cave and Iowa border. 2018 Identified Need $1.5 million in General Bonding, plus $235,000 recommended by LCCMR Project Impact When complete, the Preston-Forestville State Trail will connect the ...
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May 30, 2018
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Chester Woods: trail development

Supported Project in P&TC’s 2018 Legislative Agenda Project Overview Building a trail connecting Rochester to Chester Woods County Park. 2018 Identified Need $2.5 million Project Impact The Chester Woods State Trail, part of the planned Whitewater Country Loop Trail, will connect Rochester to Chester Woods ...
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May 30, 2018
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Minneopa: land acquisition

Courtesy of Randy Wood Supported Project in P&TC’s 2018 Legislative Agenda Project Overview 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 lady slipper. ...
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May 30, 2018
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Metro Projects: capitol improvements

Charles Miller / P&TC Photo Contest Supported Project in P&TC’s 2018 Legislative Agenda Project Overview To improve and expand Metropolitan Regional Parks and Trails 2018 Identified Need $15 million Project Impact The Metropolitan Regional Park System is owned and operated by 10 implementing agencies across ...
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May 30, 2018
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Heartland: trail spur

Heartland State Trail Jelieta Walinski, Ph.D/P&TC Photo Contest Supported Project in P&TC’s 2018 Legislative Agenda Project Overview For predesign and engineering of a 25-mile spur of the Heartland State Trail that will connect Itasca State Park to Park Rapids. 2018 Identified Need $500,000 Project Impact ...
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May 30, 2018
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Preston-Forestville: trail extension

MnDNR Master Plan Supported Project in P&TC’s 2018 Legislative Agenda Project Overview A trail extension connecting Preston to Carimona. 2018 Identified Need $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 ...
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Preston to Forestville State Trail scenery
May 30, 2018
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Mill Towns: trail development

Supported Project in P&TC’s 2018 Legislative Agenda Project Overview Develop one mile of new trail near Dundas and rehabilitating three miles of trail between Dundas and Northfield, Minn. 2018 Identified Need $1 million Project Impact The Mill Towns State Trail is a partially completed trail ...
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May 30, 2018
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State Parks: rehab

Supported Project in P&TC’s 2018 Legislative Agenda Project Overview Renew state park visitor facilities that have fallen into disrepair. 2018 Identified Need $20 million Project Impact Many visitor facilities across the state park system is dilapidated, and funding is needed for rehabilitation and renewal. Potential ...
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May 30, 2018
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Gitchi-Gami: trail development

Courtesy of Gitchi Gami Trail Association Supported Project in P&TC’s 2018 Legislative Agenda Project Overview Project 1:  Build a 1.5 mile trail extension into Lutsen, plus planning and design costs for other segments. Project 2:  Build a 1.2-mile trail extension into Tofte. 2018 Funding Needs ...
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bicyclists on Gitchi Gami with Lake Superior in back
May 30, 2018
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Local Projects: grants

Henry's Woods Park Wendy Schlueter / P&TC Photo Contest Supported Project in P&TC’s 2018 Legislative Agenda Project Overview Grants for regional and local parks and trails to fund four grant programs that have historically been managed by the MnDNR: Local Trail Connection Grants Outdoor Recreation ...
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Native yellow sunflowers in a field
May 30, 2018
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Wagon Wheel: trail extension

webshot from whks.com Supported Project in P&TC’s 2018 Legislative Agenda Project Overview Extend trail to the river by building a trail bridge and safety improvements, connecting downtown La Crescent to the Mississippi River. 2018 Identified Need $2 million Project Impact This project would fund the ...
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newly paved segment of Wagon Wheel Trail
May 30, 2018
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Faribault-Northern Links: trail connection

Faribault Main Street Supported Project in P&TC's 2018 Legislative Agenda Project Overview Connecting Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail with Faribault's city trails that lead to the downtown area. 2018 Identified Need $710,000 Project Impact The Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail currently starts in Mankato and ...
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