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Forested area at Forestville by Jessica Hayssen
March 5, 2019
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Preston-Forestville: trail extension

This project is included in Parks & Trails Council’s 2019 Legislative Agenda.

2019 Legislative Summary

Current bill funding amountStatus
$5 millionFully funding P&TC’s recommendation.

2019 Funding Source Sought

Seal of Minnesota
General Obligation Bonds

2019 Bills Introduced

HF 952: Root River State Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

SF 574: Root River state trail from Preston to Carimona bond issue and appropriation

View bill status in our Bill Tracker

Final Language in Law

Final language will be added here if passed.

Proposed Project Overview

A trail extension connecting Preston to Carimona.

When complete, the Preston-Forestville State Trail will connect the existing Root River and Harmony-Preston State Trails to Forestville-Mystery Cave State Park. To date, one mile of trail and two bridges are built. The next phase of the project will complete 6 miles of trail, connecting Preston to Carimona, and includes 7 bridges as the trail follows the bank of the South Branch of the Root River and it’s narrow valley.

Project Support

Grassroots initiative in partnership with the city of Preston, Minn.

Other Investment Projects on P&TC's 2019 Legislative Agenda