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2013 Legislative Session Recap

The 2013 legislative session came to a close just in time for the constitutionally mandated deadline of May 20 at midnight. The end result for the three main issues affecting parks and trails in the state was mixed. In this issue:

Bonding bill in question, other park and trail bills progress

We are in the final days of the legislative session and all the major bills related to parks and trails are being finalized. Read the update on


DNR Grants Available for Water Trail Events

Groups interested in planning a water-based event along Minnesota's State Water Trails have a great opportunity to fund that endeavor.

Funding parks and trails moves to conference

While the main news coming out of the State Capitol yesterday was on the historic vote in the House on the same-sex marriage bill, lawmakers are still busy working on a number of bills that impact Minnesota's parks and trails. In addition to the Legacy bill (see P&TC email from 5-9-13), lawmakers are working on: a) the general fund appropriation to the Parks and Trails division of the DNR and b) bonding for state trails.