Minnesota River Water Trailhead and Landing in Morton

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$198,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
City of Morton
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2014
End Date
June 2017
Counties Affected
Redwood
Renville
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2014, Chp. 226, Sec. 2, Subd. 07f
Appropriation Language

$198,000 the second year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the city of Morton to transform a municipal parcel from a compost site into a Minnesota River water trailhead and landing and to design and build interpretative trails around the landing complex. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2017, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$198,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$198,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
2.01
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Project Overview

Morton, Minnesota is home to many unique natural, cultural, and historic sites, including sites from the US-Dakota War and some of the oldest exposed rock, called Morton Gneiss, on the planet. The City of Morton is using this appropriation to develop a municipal site along the Minnesota River in Morton to be converted into a public canoe landing and campground and a trail connection between the Minnesota River State Water Tail and natural and cultural sites in the area including the Morton Outcrop Scientific and Natural Area. The project will provide increased recreational opportunities and amenities for users and provide a natural classroom for students to learn about the river.

Project Manager
First Name
Ted
Last Name
Suss
Organization Name
Friends of the Minnesota Valley
Street Address
6601 Auto Club Road
City
Bloomington
State
MN
Zip Code
55438
Phone
(507)828-3377
Email
tedlsuss@gmail.com