Quarry Park and Nature Preserve
Acquire approximately 39.5 acres adjacent to the existing 643-acre Quarry Park and Nature Preserve and the DNR's 300-acre Quarry Park SNA. This key acquisition will open up a southern entrance serving the rapidly expanding St. Cloud metro area.
$3970000 the first year and $4900000 the second year are for grants under new Minnesota Statutes section 85.535 to parks and trails recognized as meeting the constitutional requirement of being a park or trail of regional or statewide significance. Grants under this section must be used only for acquisition development restoration and maintenance. Of this amount $500000 the first year and $600000 the second year are for grants for solar energy projects. Up to 2.5 percent of this appropriation may be used for administering the grants.