DNR seeks applications for parks and trails grants

The Parks and Trails Legacy grant program is soliciting applications by Oct. 25 for park and trail projects across Minnesota.

Eligible projects include acquisition, development, improvement and restoration of park- or trail-related facilities of regional or statewide significance outside the metropolitan area, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, Section 473.121. Counties, cities and townships are eligible to apply.

The program has $3.91 million available for grants and $7.39 million available for specific legislatively designated project areas. Funding comes from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, approved by voters in 2008.

Program and application information is available on the DNR’s website. For more information, contact the grants staff listed online, call the DNR Information Center at 651-296-6157 or toll-free 888-646-6367 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or email questions to info.dnr@state.mn.us.