Recruit, coordinate & lead natural resource volunteers throughout the City's regional parks and trail units (year 2 of 2)
Recruit, coordinate & lead natural resource volunteers throughout the City's regional parks and trail units (year 1 of 2)
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.
Expand the EcoStewards volunteer program in the Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom in Como Regional Park, and design and implement resources for volunteer groups to streamline recruitment, training and communication.
Volunteer EcoStewards increased from 13 to 18 volunteers who contributed over 290 hours and engaged 4,130 volunteers.