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Walk About Menahga Recreational Rehabilitation and Walking Trails


There is a two-fold purpose to this project:


University - The City of Menahga and Wadena County SWCD has worked with University staff in the past to address shoreline restoration and clean water issues on Spirit Lake. The intent of this grant is to continue that relationship and seek professional consultation in the selection of the proper plants for the Showcase Garden, the selection of the most appropriate pervious materials to prevent erosion and the most appropriate trees to replace those dying out in St. Urho Park.

Additionally the Tourism Center will be consulted to determine how the City can promote the walking path through Explore Minnesota web site and/or other venues to attract visitors. Menahga cooperated last summer with the Lake Country Scenic Byway and Tourism Center to complete a study related to the economic impact of a Scenic Byway on communities.

In the past few years, the University of Minnesota Extension has had a strong presence in the Menahga area working to mobilize residents to address economic issues and utilize the high-speed fiber optic Broadband that exists in the local telecom service area. Those programs which were successful and even received national recognition include:

Community - support from community groups is indicated in the budget (below). Both monies and in-kind volunteer labor have been pledged.

Other - DNR guidelines involved in lakeshore preservation will be observed, MDH brochures will be used to promote the use of walking trail, community volunteers will be recruited to assist in keeping area clean/litter free and assist in implementation of the project.





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Last updated 8-1-2013
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