prairie grass

2018 Passed

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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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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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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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
May 30, 2018
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State Parks: forest restoration

Restore 255 acres of forested native plant communities in several state parks.

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May 30, 2018
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Goodhue Pioneer: trail development

Acquire approximately 60 acres located along the legislatively authorized Goodhue-Pioneer State Trail.

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May 30, 2018
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Gateway State Trail: Tunnel Crossing

Improve user safety by constructing a tunnel for the trail to cross under Hadley Ave, which is challenging to cross because the street exceeds 8,000 vehicles per day.

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Bicyclists riding at underpass
February 7, 2018
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Mesabi: trail extension

Develop a 3.5-mile segment of the Mesabi Trail from County Road 88 into Ely, Minn.

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Bikers on the Mesabi Trail