Group offers 30 projects to improve outdoors
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An advisory group is recommending 30 projects that would help restore prairie land, wetlands and forests across the state. The projects would cost more than $97 million.
The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council was asked to recommend how to invest Legacy Amendment money for the outdoors. The group finalized 30 projects Tuesday.
A Minnesota Public Radio report (http://bit.ly/vsS3YH ) says one suggestion is to buy a 2,000-acre parcel and turn it over to Crow Wing County to add to its forest system.
Other suggestions include giving the state Department of Natural Resources $3 million to help control Asian carp; and allocating $4.6 million for The Nature Conservancy to acquire native prairie and savanna and restore grasslands.
The state Legislature will consider the recommendations next year.
Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News, http://www.mpr.org
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