Renewing State Fishing Piers
Install fishing piers at 20 statewide locations (15 replacements and 5 new) with the goal of improving fishing opportunities especially for people with disabilities, children, elderly and those without a boat.
The fishing pier program was created in 1984. Many of the piers that were installed prior to 1990 are aging beyond repair and need to be replaced or removed. There are also dozens of requests for new fishing pier facilities. Fishing piers provide many benefits to the public including: 1) Providing a safe and convenient place to fish, instead of from bridges, steep rocky embankments or fragile shoreland areas. 2) Enable and encourage anglers of all ages and abilities to fish. 3) Facilitate fishing clinics and derbies which introduces fishing to new participants. 4) Connects people to the outdoors. 5) Can be the heart of a community or main component of a park.
Sec. 3. Department of Natural Resources
(a)$14262000 the first year and $14603000 the second year are for state parks recreation areas and trails to:
(1)Connect people to the outdoors;
(2)Acquire land and create opportunities;
(3)Maintain existing holdings; and
(4)Improve cooperation by coordinating with partners to implement the 25-year long-range parks and trails legacy plan
One new fishing pier will be installed with support from this funding area during this time., Four fishing piers that are deteriorating will be replaced with new fishing piers with the support of this fund.
Parks and Trails installed a new fishing pier at Lake Ozawindib in Itasca State Park, Replacement fishing piers were installed at Lake Calhoun Minneapolis; Moose Lake City of Moose Lake; Lake Ripley City of Litchfield; and Lake Yankton City of Balaton
Cass Lake City of Cass Lake
5 new fishing pier facilities will be added creating over 350 fishing pier and shore fishing sites statewide, 15 fishing piers that are deteriorating will be replaced with new fishing piers.
5 new fishing piers are contracted for construction and installation., 15 fishing piers that are deteriorating have been contracted for replacement.