Metropolitan Regional Park System Acquisition

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,290,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
Metropolitan Council
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2009
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2009, Chp. 143, Sec. 2, Subd. 04c
Appropriation Language

$1,290,000 is from the trust fund to the Metropolitan Council for subgrants for the acquisition of lands within the approved park unit boundaries of the metropolitan regional park system. This appropriation may not be used for the purchase of residential structures. A list of proposed fee title and easement acquisitions must be provided as part of the required work program. All funding for conservation easements must include a long-term stewardship plan and funding for monitoring and enforcing the agreement. This appropriation must be matched by at least 40 percent of nonstate money and must be committed by December 31, 2009, or the appropriation cancels. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2012, at which time the project must be completed and final products delivered, unless an earlier date is specified in the work program.

2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,290,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$4,888,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Project Overview

The Twin Cities area is host to a nationally renowned system of regional parks that provides numerous outdoor recreational opportunities for the public while preserving green space for wildlife habitat. The Metropolitan Council is using this appropriation to partially finance the acquisition of approximately 195 acres to be added to existing metropolitan regional parks, with priority given to lands with shoreland, lands that provide important natural resource connections, and lands containing unique natural resources.

For more information, visit http://www.lccmr.leg.mn/all_projects/2009_projects.html.

Project Details
Project Manager
First Name
Arne
Last Name
Stefferud
Organization Name
Metropolitan Council
Street Address
390 N Robert St
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55101
Phone
651-602-1360
Email
arne.stefferud@metc.state.mn.us