Greater MN Regional Parks & Trails Commission to Hold Application for Regional Designation Workshops in May
The Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission (GMRPTC) will hold Regional Designation application workshops in each of its six districts in May. The workshops will provide information and training on the Commission's new web-based application process. Regional Designation is the required first step for parks and trails to become a part of the Statewide System Plan. Please refer to the web page at http://www.legacy.leg.mn/gmrptc for more information, workshop dates and locations, and FAQ sheet. Registration for individual workshops can be found at http://www.eventbrite.com/o/gmrptc-8060574801.
All dates can also be found on the calendar on this website.
Greater MN park and trail providers should note that the application process for Regional Designation through the Commission is directly related to future Legacy grant allocations. Attendance at a workshop is highly recommended for anyone who plans to seek a parks and trails legacy grant in the next few years.
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Thank you to all who were able to join us for the very first Greater MN Parks & Trails Day at the Capitol on February 10th. Although the weather wasn't the most cooperative, the event was a great success. Attendees had the opportunity to discuss legislative concerns with Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen and Representative Dean Urdahl, review upcoming grant application programs with staff from the Department of Natural Resources, and hear more about the organization's legislative activity.
We encourage to members to stay engaged in legislative matters. There has already been quite a bit of parks and trails activity happening this session. Stay up-to-date through GMPT's legislative updates and this webpage.
Senator Ingebrigtsen and Representative Urdahl address GMPT Day at the Capitol attendees.
As announced, on February 10, 2015, GMPT will be hosting its first Legislative Action Day at the Flaherty & Hood offices in St. Paul. We’ll be talking about our legislative agenda and hearing from the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks & Trails Commission about their recently released System Plan. We’re inviting DNR representatives to come talk about their grant programs and a few legislators to talk about Legacy and other Parks & Trails issues. At lunch, we’ll have an open discussion forum and then the afternoon is for visiting with legislators. Attendees should make their own appointments.
Click here to access the Legislative Day Agenda and sign- up form. The cost is $20 to cover the cost of box lunches and incidentals. Please send your registration form in as soon as you can. We look forward to seeing you!
Greater MN Parks & Trails will be hosting a Legislative Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015. Watch for more information on this event, including a sign-up form, to be posted here soon!
Thank you to all those new and renewing members of GMPT, including Lyon County, the City of Glencoe, the City of St. Cloud, and the Heartland Trails Association.
These members are helping support continued efforts to sustain funding for greater MN's parks and trails!
Your membership supports GMPT in three ways:
Click here to access the 2015 membership form.