Grants Available for Minnesota State Water Trails 50th Anniversary Events
Release Date: May 15, 2013
This year is the 50th anniversary of the Minnesota State Water Trails system, the first and largest in the nation. State Water Trails are recreational routes on waterways that are managed for canoeing, kayaking, boating and camping. They include a network of public water accesses, campsites and rest areas. They thrive on the support of local units of government, paddling clubs, nonprofits and outfitters. This anniversary year is an ideal opportunity for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to increase marketing efforts with the ultimate goal of increased public awareness and participation. DNR will provide a series of local grants to user groups, communities and outfitters that will plan and implement 50-year anniversary promotional events scattered around the state, throughout the open water season.
Eligible Applicants: Local units of government, nonprofit organizations, watercraft outfitters
Public canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, boating events on Minnesota State Water Trails: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/watertrails/index.html
Adopt-a-River cleanups: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/adoptriver/index.html on Minnesota State Water Trails
Completed applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. Central Time on May 20, 2013. Find more information and the grant application here.