This report summarizes the results, overall themes and implications for community needs based on a series of outreach and research efforts conducted by the Minneapolis Park and
Recreation Board with assistance from and analysis by Brauer & Associates and Schoenbauer
Consulting. The report summarizes the findings from the following community outreach tools:
• City-wide questionnaire
• Community leader workshops
• Focus groups
• Town meetings
• Pilot town meetings (staff)
Economic Impact of New Residents in Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac Qui Parle, Swift, and Yellow Medicine Counties
This report is an outcome of research being conducted into the attraction, retention, and significance of new residents in south and western Minnesota, particularly Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac Qui Parle, Swift, and Yellow Medicine counties.
The Department of Natural Resources, the Metropolitan Council and the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission are seeking qualified applicants to serve on the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee.
The purpose of the Legacy Advisory Committee is to promote and coordinate implementation of the 25 Year Parks and Trails Legacy Plan. Funding recommendations for individual projects is not a part of this committee’s work. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, Dec. 14. Click Here for More Information.
Study finds that walking in nature yields measurable mental benefits and may reduce risk of depression.
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