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Lake Vermillion Trail Study

Purpose

To determine and document optimal and alternative routes for the proposed Lake Vermillion Trails alignment between the City of Cook north to the head of the Lakes Public Access and east to Wakemup Campground. An additional trail segment connecting west to the Northwood School was evaluated.

Partners

UM Northeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnership, UMD Geospatial Analysis Center, Lake Vermillion Resort Association, Arrowhead Regional Development Commission, LHB.

Activities

Developed and released RFP to retain a consultant for the project. ARDC met with Lake Vermillion Steering Committee to review and select consultant. Held project kick-off meeting with ARDC, UMD, and Steering Committee; with field trip to assess the routes characteristics, issues and opportunities. Further meetings to review trail routes details such as right of way, wetlands analysis, and more. Feedback collected on suggestions/concerns for route consideration. Ongoing data collection and mapping revisions. Stakeholders meetings to review trail routes maps. Steering Committee held open house with public officials and area residents. Public comments documented and used to revise maps and documents. Final electronic and hard copies of maps and reports submitted.

Outcomes

Met the goal of identifying optimal and alternative routes for the proposed trail sections.

Funding

$10,000

Leveraged resources

$40,000

Last updated 11-7-2013
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