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2018 Fully Funded

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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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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clouds
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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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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Sibley: land acquisition

Lisa Filter / P&TC Supported Project in P&TC’s 2018 Legislative Agenda Project Overview 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. 2018 Identified Need $250,000 Project ...
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Three men putting trash in dumpster
May 30, 2018
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Swedish Immigrant: trail extension

Interstate State Park by Robert Thommes Supported Project in P&TC’s 2018 Legislative Agenda Project Overview Connect trail to Interstate State Park by extending it with a 0.5-mile segment that includes a 180-foot bridge and trailhead 2018 Identified Need $2,254,000 Project Impact This project, lead by ...
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Paddleboat and fall foliage
May 30, 2018
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State Parks: forest restoration

Supported Project in P&TC’s 2018 Legislative Agenda Project Overview This project will restore 255 acres of forested native plant communities that have been impacted by turn of the century logging, clearing for agriculture and an over-abundance of white-tailed deer. These activities will take place in ...
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February 7, 2018
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Superior Hiking: trail enhancements

Courtesy of Gary Alan Nelson Supported Project in P&TC’s 2018 Legislative Agenda Project Overview Superior Hiking Trail planning for enhancement projects and creating a map-based inventory, and updating trail maintenance standards. 2018 Identified Need $100,000 Project Impact The Superior Hiking Trail gives an estimated 50,000 ...
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Hiker amidst tall trees on the Superior HIking Trail
February 7, 2018
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Mesabi: trail extension

Paul Stafford /Explore Minnesota Tourism Supported Project in P&TC’s 2018 Legislative Agenda Project Overview This project would develop a 3.5-mile segment of the Mesabi Trail from County Road 88 into Ely, Minn. 2018 Identified Need $600,000 Project Impact The Mesabi Trail is currently 118 miles ...
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Bikers on the Mesabi Trail