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December 15, 2015
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Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee seeks applicants

Applications due by Thursday, Jan. 7

The Department of Natural Resources, the Metropolitan Council and the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission are seeking qualified applicants to serve on the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee.

“The Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee plays a critical role in helping us achieve the vision Minnesotans have for use of the Parks and Trails Legacy Funds and creates an accessible and equitable, integrated system of state and regional parks and trails in Minnesota,” said DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr.

The purpose of the Legacy Advisory Committee is to promote and coordinate implementation of the 25 Year Parks and Trails Legacy Plan. Funding recommendations for individual projects is not a part of this committee’s work.

The plan can be found at www.legacy.leg.mn/funds/parks-trails-fund/plan. The deadline for applications is Thursday, Jan. 7.

The committee is made up of 17 members, including, to the practical extent possible, diverse geographical and demographic representation. The committee has a mixture of park and trail professionals and citizens. Committee members should have expertise in two or more areas:

  • Connecting people and the outdoors.
  • Acquiring land and creating opportunities.
  • Taking care of what we have.
  • Coordinating among partners.

Terms are two years with the option of being reappointed a maximum of three terms. Meetings are scheduled every two months around the state and can be attended remotely.  

Those interested may complete the application form online
(www.legacy.leg.mn/parks-and-trails-legacy-advisory-committee-member-application) or print it out and return it to Paul Purman, Department of Natural Resources, Box 39, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155. Anyone with questions can contact Paul via phone at 651-259-5643 or email at paul.purman@state.mn.us.

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