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May 30, 2018
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Mississippi Blufflands: trail development

2018 Legislative Outcome

Amount RequestedAmount Funded
$550,000$550,000

Funding Source

ENRTF logo

(lottery proceeds)

Final Bill » Law

Bonding Bill H.F.No. 4425

Session Law Chapter 214: Article 4: Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund Appropriations

Final Language in Law

 (d) Mississippi Blufflands State Trail – Red Wing Barn Bluff to Colvill Park Segment
$550,000 the second year [available until June 30, 2019] is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the city of Red Wing to be used with other funds to construct an approximate three-quarter-mile-long hard-surfaced segment of the Mississippi Blufflands State Trail along Red Wing’s Mississippi River riverfront from Barn Bluff Regional Park to Colvill Park. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2021, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

Project Overview

Build ~3/4-mile trail segment along Red Wing’s riverfront from Barn Bluff to Colvill Park.

2018 Identified Need

$550,000 recommended by LCCMR

Project Impact

The Mississippi Blufflands Trail is a proposed 17-mile trail extending from Red Wing to Lake City and winding in and out of the blufflands, wetlands, rock formations, prairie, and the Mississippi River Valley.

Grassroots Initiative

Recommended by Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) to be funded by the Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund.

Bill Status: Passed & Signed

  1. Bonding Bill (HF 4425) introduced that includes an appropriation of $550,000 from the ENRTF for an agreement with the city of Red Wing to be used with other funds to construct an approximate three-quarter-mile-long hard-surfaced segment of the Mississippi Blufflands State Trail along Red Wing’s Mississippi River riverfront from Barn Bluff Regional Park to Colvill Park. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2021, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.
  2. Bill passed in Senate (vote: 113-17) and House (vote: 42-25)
  3. Signed by Gov. Dayton on May 30, 2018

Other Investment Projects on P&TC's 2018 Legislative Agenda