Natural Resource restoration in partnership with MN Conservation Corp, throughout the County's regional parks and trails system (year 1 of 2)
Continue the Conservation Corps of MN contract for work throughout the regional parks & trails system.
Sec. 4. METROPOLITAN COUNCIL$17,237,000$18,067,000
(a) $17,237,000 the first year and $18,067,000 the second year are for distribution according to Minnesota Statutes, section 85.53, subdivision 3.
(b) Money appropriated under this section and distributed to implementing agencies must be used to fund the list of recommended projects in the report submitted pursuant to Laws 2013, chapter 137, article 3, section 4, paragraph (o). Projects funded by the money appropriated under this section must be substantially consistent with the project descriptions and dollar amounts in the report. Any funds remaining after completion of the listed projects may be spent by the implementing agencies on projects to support parks and trails.
(c) Grant agreements entered into by the Metropolitan Council and recipients of money appropriated under this section must ensure that the funds are used to supplement and not substitute for traditional sources of funding.
(d) The implementing agencies receiving appropriations under this section shall give consideration to contracting with Conservation Corps Minnesota for restoration, maintenance, and other activities.
Number of Acres of woodland invasive species removed. Number of acres of prairie/oak savanna invasive species removed. Number of acres of prairie/oak savanna prescribe fire conducted. Number of acres of woody plant material removed from prairie.
108.58 acres of invasive species removed, 115 acres surveyed for forest pests (EAB, Dutch elm disease, oak wilt) 36 miles of trails trimmed