We understand there was some excitement at the Capital last night at the tail end of the special session. Language had been added to the Bonding Bill that would have struck the “must be paved” language that a certain…Read More »
This is a story I heard on the commute to work this morning.
Not directly related to this effort, but this quote from the story is:
“I don’t think it’s very prudent to be spending public dollars right now,” said Minnesota…Read More »
Another interesting article from the DNR’s own website on the DNR’s budget woes. It’s short. Give it a read.
Here is one key quote from the link:
“Significantly reduced maintenance on most state trails”
There is already little maintenance budget now. Having…Read More »
At a time when the Legislature is threatening huge cuts to local transit, does it make ANY sense for the DNR to be going to the MET Council to request nearly $2 million in transportation funding for a RECREATIONAL…Read More »
Please read this story from the City Pages published today.
This quote finishes off the story:
“As for those who don’t want the trail paved, Skaar characterizes the opposition “as a relatively small group that’s voicing an exclusive opinion.””
This is Kent…Read More »
Ok, this is a follow up to the previous post about the DNR requesting $1.7 million from the Metropolitan Council to help fund the proposed paved Minnesota River Trail.
THE ONLY WAY WE STOP THE PAVING IS TO STOP THE…Read More »
URGENT! PLEASE READ!
Since the beginning of this public effort, in both private meetings and in public forums held in Bloomington, people from the DNR and a former State Legislator….turned paid paved trail lobbyist….when asked, have stated that the proposed…Read More »
Please see the link below. This is an event put on by the Friends of the Minnesota Valley for this Saturday afternoon. They have arranged for the DNR to provide an update on the effort to pave the Minnesota…Read More »
We know that you all lead busy lives and that there are many distractions out there right now that can pull each of us in so many different directions.
We just want to remind you that we are still…Read More »
About UsWe are a group of dedicated cyclists, trail runners, hikers, nature enthusiasts, and tax paying citizens who believe that it is fiscally irresponsible to build a paved trail in a flood plain. We would like to see the MN River Valley Bottoms remain a natural area with natural trails. We are working hard to make people aware of the proposed trail. We have created a petition for people to sign in support of keeping the MN River Valley Bottoms in the natural state they are in.
Leaving nature alone is the best option for our future generations to enjoy. Ask the deer, birds, etc what they would like to see done with their environment. Please stop with all the toxic footprints. I am one with the Native Americans who see nature as sacred. As humans it is a privilege to be in nature not change it for our conveniences. May you be kind to our River Valley those who have the power to change it. Be humble now and do the right thing.