Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program

Gitchi Gummi Overlook Jordan Schaefer, Park Specialist, Gooseberry Falls State Park November 25, 2009
Project No. 306-04-09

This project was funded in part under the Coastal Zone Management Act, by NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, in cooperation with Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program. Other sponsors include the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 2010 State Park Legacy Funding and private donations.

Acknowledgements: The staff and management team at Gooseberry Falls State Park would like to thank the following partners for their work on the Gitchi Gummi Overlook Project: The Coastal Zone Management Act NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program Karla Sundberg, Grant Specialist, DNR Waters Mark Kovacovich, DNR Regional Park Operations Supervisor for N. Shore Parks Tettegouche State Park staff and Management Team Harley Hanson, North Shore Resource Specialist Minnesota Conservation Corps, Duluth and Moose Lake Crews Dave Radford, MHS State Park Archeologist Laurie Bennett, Friend of Gooseberry Falls State Park

Introduction With an average of six hundred thousand visitors a year, Gooseberry Falls State Park is the most visited state park in Minnesota. The park offers visitors the valuable opportunity to experience Lake Superior and the North Shore wilderness. As a result of its attraction to people of all ages and abilities, heavy use causes a great deal of erosion and degradation to the park’s natural terrain. This project proposed to create three viewing platforms, two overlooking Lake Superior and one overlooking the mouth of the Gooseberry River. Also in the plan were two benches, trail improvements and a guardrail on a heavily eroded and unsafe trail segment at the Upper Falls. Being the most visited park in Minnesota, Gooseberry Falls' management team and staff strive to protect the natural and cultural resources from the constant stream of eager visitors. We also have the responsibility to protect those eager visitors from the Park’s natural and cultural resources. This project was suggested for these two reasons. Very seldom do we get the chance to take on both of these aspects in the same project. The public and resources will benefit from this project through 1) improved safety conditions 2) greater accessibility to the sites as a result of the improved safety conditions 3) preservation of the Park’s cultural and natural resources for future generations 4) improved water quality for Lake Superior and the Gooseberry River 5) management of Park resources in a manner that balances increasing tourism with the need to ensure quality State Park experiences. There were four initial site concerns that prompted Park management to take the steps that led to this collaborative effort. The first three involved areas on the Gitchi Gummi hiking trail, and the fourth site was near the Upper Falls on the Gooseberry River. The Gitchi Gummi trail provides some of the best panoramic views of the Gooseberry River, Lake Superior and the surrounding area in the park. Because of these views the trail has seen a lot of use since the 1930’s. Erosion impacts to the thin soil and steep slopes result in unsafe access and degradation to the surrounding resources. This project was modeled after a similar project at Tettegouche State Park. Experiences at Tettegouche show that if we provide safe, delineated places for our visitors to congregate they will be more likely to stay on these paths, resulting in less overall damage to the resource. The first Gitchi Gummi overlook is the site of two original Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) structures built in 1937, a shelter and an outhouse. Because of the surrounding history the site was named the CCC Overlook. This overlook provides views of some of the most popular areas at Gooseberry Falls including the Picnic Flow, Lake Superior shoreline and the Gooseberry River drainage. This overlook will also provide visitors with a chance to spend time in and around these historic buildings. This project will stop the degradation of the surrounding area, allowing native lichens, mosses and grasses to regenerate. Plans are already being made to follow up this project with resource restoration projects. The second Gitchi Gummi overlook site was initially referred to as the Birch Overlook because of a small birch tree that was perched precariously on the edge of the cliff. During a safety inspection a staff member had trouble locating the site, and upon closer

inspection the small birch tree was found dislodged and fallen to the rocky lakeshore 60 feet below. This site was initially going to have a small deck, but later inspections reveled that putting up a hand rail would be more beneficial, as the third site would provide a better view and hand rails would make the site safe and user friendly. About 35 feet of railing was installed. The third site on the Gitchi Gummi trail, Cedar Cove, consists of two decks that initially were going to be connected with a stairway. But, once site prep and construction began, the two decks were too far apart to create the link. It was decided that each deck would sit independently, connected by the existing trail. The fourth site was an area at the Upper Falls on the Gooseberry River where exposed roots, rock and wet conditions from a hillside spring created a dangerous situation for park visitors and staff. About 40 feet of safety railings were installed to mitigate this hazard. Work Completed Task 1 Overview Attached you will find the deliverables outlined in the grant. In task 1 we were directed to “finalize project plans, order materials and hire workers”: 1. Finalize blueprints and other plans for the project. 2. Develop overall safety plans for the project. This will include inspections of the work sites and safety considerations for both workers and members of the public. 3. Put together bids for the project materials and order same. Following DNR purchasing guidelines, some of this will need to be done by the DNR NE Region Business Office, and their time is not included in the grant. 4. Hire 2 temporary Building and Grounds Workers for the project. This will include posting requirements, interviews, selection and hire paperwork. The deliverables are: 1. Final drawings and other plans developed for the project (Appendix T1.1 – T1.8, T1.map1 – T1.map2) 2. Safety plan (Appendix T1-2) 3. Bid documents (Appendix T1-3) 4. Hire documents, including posting and job offer correspondence (N/A) Task 1completion Task 1 created some unexpected hurdles. With a project of this scope there are so many people with so many ideas, plans and schedules that keeping everyone organized and on the same page posed the largest complication. However, in the end prints and plans were assembled, finalized and approved. The Safety Plan was written and continuously updated for changing conditions, tasks, labor needs and other safety issues that were raised. Attached is the final draft (appendix T1-2). Bids for project materials were acquired. Attached to this report are all Purchase Orders and bids written for this project (appendices T1-3…). One change to the original plan was labor needs. It was decided that a young adult Minnesota Conservation Corps crew (MCC) would be used for the labor on this project. Jordan Schaefer, Park Specialist, Gooseberry Falls State Park and

Randy Nelson, Building and Grounds Maintenance Worker, Tettegouche State Park would assume oversight/lead worker roles to direct the technical layout and framing work. We acquired two MCC crews for two weeks each. The first crew was based out of Duluth and was used for layout and footings; the second crew was based out of Moose Lake and was used for framing and post setting. This decision turned out to be highly beneficial. The MCC crews do great work and strive for a high level of safety on every project. With minimal oversight they completed much of the heavy work within the first three weeks, leaving the last week for clean-up and finish work. Future projects of this kind would benefit greatly from the MCC organization. Task 2 Overview Task two began the dirt work and construction. We were tasked with “Site preparation of scenic overlooks”: 1. Prepare project request for Minnesota Conservation Corps crew and coordinate their participation in the project. 2. Tree and brush removal from access trail and individual project locations, gravel improvements to same. 3. Material delivery to project locations, starting with overlooks. 4. Install footings for all 3 overlooks. The deliverables are: 1. MCC project requests. (Appendix T2-1) 2. Photographs of the sites before work begins and then ongoing throughout the different stages of the project. (Appendix T2-2) Task 2 completion Task two was where this project really began to take shape. Due to an early spring ice storm Gooseberry crews had already cleared the access trail into the three overlook sites. A cache site was set up off the main trail to place tools and materials so they could be used as needed, instead of having everything on site for the duration of the project. Site layout was done before our young adult MCC crew from Duluth arrived to begin digging footings. The footings were dug and installed by the Duluth MCC crew, overseen by Jordan Schaefer and Randy Nelson. At the end of this week the shape of the decks could be visualized. Safety concerns were addressed prior to work each day, including limiting lines and harnesses. The sites were adequately blocked off with snow fence to keep the public safe during this process. Task 3 Overview For task 3 we had to begin construction of the three scenic overlooks: 1. Fabrication of Core 10 handrails, including bid process to hire a welder. 2. CCC Overlook construction and site clean-up. 3. Birch Overlook construction and site clean-up. 4. Cedar Cove construction and site clean-up. The deliverables are: 1. Bid documents for hiring a welder (Appendix T3-1.PaulsweldPO, T3­ 1.paulsweldinvoice).

2. Photographs of construction process (Appendix T3-2.CCC, T3-2.birch, T3-2.cedar)
3. Completed overlooks (3) (Appendix T3-3)

Task 3 completion Each of these overlooks presented unique challenges. After a welder had been found to fabricate the handrails, MCC crews from Duluth and Moose Lake began framing the overlooks. Again, Jordan Schaefer and Randy Nelson were present in the lead worker roles. Each MCC crew consisted of 4 people. With Jordan and Randy working with them, the initial framing went very quickly. Due to safety concerns the sites were kept clean during each aspect of construction, picking up and packing out all trash and scrap at the end of each work day/week. Fence was put up at the end of each day to keep visitors out of the construction area. Task 4 Overview Task 4 consisted of construction of railing by the Upper Falls and final sign posting: 1. Site preparation by the Upper Falls, including safety provisions for the numerous park visitors frequenting this area and final delivery of materials to the site. 2. Installation of railing and cleanup of site. 3. Make and post Coastal Program signs at all sites 4. Complete final grant administration tasks, including final report. Deliverables are: 1. Completed railing at upper falls (Appendix T4-1) 2. Photographs of construction process (Appendix T4-2) 3. Coastal Program signs (Appendix T4-3) 4. Final paperwork/report (quarterly reports will be sent throughout this project as they come due) Task 4 Completion The railings at the Upper Falls were installed first and foremost with staff and public safety in mind. The railings were installed on the trail side of the existing rope trail guides and staff was instructed not to go past them for any reason without safety equipment on. At the end of each work day, tripping hazards were marked using pink flagging and large objects on the ground. After posts were installed, the rope was moved from the existing pig tails to the posts and the pig tails were removed. Railing was later installed to replace the rope. GFSP staff and MCC crews worked together to accomplish this project. Coastal Program signs were installed at all four sites upon completion of the project. Results The tangible outcomes from this project have gone above and beyond those outlined in the grant. This project has not only accomplished its goal of providing safe viewing opportunities for park visitors but has also shown what can be done when different groups, agencies and individuals work together towards a common goal. All of the deliverables outlined in the grant have been met and are attached for review.

The primary impacts are the same as the primary deliverables. There are now four viewing areas where park visitors are better protected from hazardous conditions and where the surrounding landscape will benefit from the concentrated use these overlooks provide. Future landscape and resource work is being planned as a follow up to this project. If it weren’t for the funding granted to us by MLSCP we would not have been able to take on a project of this scope. So much of our time and energy is spent keeping up with maintenance demands that assistance of this kind is sometimes the only way we can do these kinds of projects. Funding Funding for this project has come from a variety of sources. $18,406 came from MLSCP in the form of a grant. $15,000 of Minnesota bonding funds was used as part of the match to the grant. We also were awarded $9,000 in Legacy Act funds which were also used for matching funds. A generous donation from Laurie Bennett extended our bench budget, making it possible to install one bench on each overlook deck. Fleet and grant administrative costs were absorbed by Gooseberry Falls State Park and the NE Region as part of the matching funds. Conclusions This project was very challenging logistically. Timing orders and deliveries with crew availability, hardware needs, equipment needs and funding sources kept administrative staff very busy throughout the project. Administrative needs such as keeping all funding, invoices and receipts organized and paid while adhering to business office standards was a learning experience for Gooseberry staff. New opportunities arose as a direct result of what was accomplished during this project. There are now three new locations for non-personal interpretation. A historical look at the mouth of the Gooseberry River is already being planned. Photographs of the mouth of the river were found. These photographs were taken in the 1930’s near where the new CCC scenic overlook is located. An interpretive sign is planned for the overlook railing describing the history of the area and incorporating these photographs. Another opportunity that resulted from this project is extending and adding sections of railing to unsafe areas of trail. And, as discussed earlier, Gooseberry staff have been conferring with the area Resource Specialist on rehabilitation potential for the sites in the next year. After successful completion of this project Gooseberry’s management team and staff now have clear expectations for future projects of this kind. We are confidant that we can pursue the resources needed to accomplish similar projects with the generous help of MLSCP, the Region II Management Team, MCC and all those who assisted with this project.

Appendix Contents: Task 1: T1-1.1 – PDF, Prototype Beam, Joist and Deck Details, MN DNR T1-1.2 – PDF Scan, Overlook Footing on Rock, MN DNR T1-1.3 – PDF Scan, Safety Railing Cover Board Design, MN DNR T1-1.4 – PDF, Post Boot Design, MN DNR T1-1.5 – PDF, Safety Fence Style B Specifications, MN DNR T1-1.6 – PDF, Safety Pins and Cover Board Design, MN DNR T1-1.7 – PDF, Safety Railing Bracket, MN DNR T1-1.8 – PDF, Overlook Designs T1.1map1 – PDF, Boundary Map, Sliver Creek Township T1.1map2 – bmp file, Overlook and railing locations T1-2 – Site Safety Plan T1-3… - Accumulated Purchase Orders and Bid Paperwork Task 2: T2-1 – MCC project request T2-2 – Photos, overlook sites before construction Task 3: T3.1.paulsweldPO.pdf – Purchase Order for Paul’s Welding, (welded safety pins and railing for the project) T3.1.paulsweldinvoice.pdf – Invoice from Paul’s Welding T3.2.CCC – Photos, CCC Overlook construction process T3.2.birch – Photos, Birch Overlook construction process T3.2.cedarcove – Photos, Cedar Cove Overlook construction process T3.3 – Photos, Final photos of finished CCC, Birch and Cedar Cove Overlooks Task 4: T4.1&2.UF – Photos, Upper Falls safety railing construction process and final product T4.3 – Photos, MLSCP/NOAA signs posted at all 4 sites. Reference Materials: Ref001.SHIPOapproval.pdf – Approval to do this project on/near a historical site Ref002.laboraudittrl.pdf – accumulated labor paid from MLSCP Grant Ref003.inkindmatch.xlsx – In-kind match for labor, fleet and MCC crew lodging. Ref004.visitorcenterposting.docx – Sign posted by Paul Sundberg, Park Manager, at the Visitor Center front counter Ref005.parksupdate.pdf – Parks update mailing from 12/2009 referring to the project. Ref005.parksupdate2.pdf – Parks update mailings from 01/2010 referring to the project. Ref006.ManagersFinRpt.pdf – Final Managers financial report for the grant funding string Ref007.ExpendDetailRptGrant.pdf – Final Expenditrue detail report for the grant funding string

Ref009.ExpendDetailRptMatch.pdf – Final expenditure detail report for the match funding string.

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Prototype Beam, Joist and Decking Details

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Gooseberry Falls State Park Coastal Program Grant Proposal.

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CCC Overlook Design: Deck correlates with the CCC overlook structure. The deck faces South, viewing the Gooseberry River and Lake Superior. It is currently a heavily eroded area. 12’

Birch Overlook design: This deck is a small overlook facing SE view of Lake Superior. It is a highly eroded area where visitors like to view the Lake.

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Red lines signify cor 10 safety railings.

Cedar Cove Overlook Design: This overlook is close to the Nelsen Creek outlet into Lake Superior. The view is a SE view of Lake Superior. It will incorporate two benches. It is a heavily eroded area that is a significant danger.

Coastal Zone Management Gooseberry Falls State Park Site/Job Safety Plan Revised 10/14/09 By Jordan Schaefer, Park Specialist

Site overview: There are four sites for this project, each with it’s own safety considerations. The first three sites are on the Gitchi Gummi Trail. Each is on a high bluff overlooking the mouth of Gooseberry River and Lake Superior. Site one is defined by an original CCC stone shelter. There will be a deck built on the bluff overlooking the river and lake. Site two is will have approximately 32 feet of safety railing installed to keep the public back from the edge of the bluff which is 50-60 feet down to the lake. Site three will hold two separate 8x12 decks. These decks will hold magnificent views of the lake, mouth of the rive and Picnic Flow. Site 4 is an area at Upper Falls where people can get very close to a 15-20 foot drop. 48 feet of safety railing will be installed. This plan represents Gooseberry’s commitment to protecting the public and our staff throughout the construction process. Overall concerns: The height of all four of these locations is such that safety harnesses will need to be worn to complete much of the work. Lead workers will ensure that safety harnesses are worn properly and that anchor points are adequate. Limiting lines will be used any time staff are working within 8 feet of the edge. Other concerns relate to material handling, equipment use and site security. The semi remoteness of the sites means that all equipment, materials and hardware will need to be brought in by Gator or ATV. Park staff will need to drive equipment and trucks on the Gitchi Gammi bike trail to the access trail. Flashers will be used and staff will drive no more than 10 M.P.H. yielding to pedestrians and bikes. The access trail will be used to move materials from the trailhead to the cache site or building site. The trail is uneven with some hills going in and out. Caution will be used when driving equipment on the access trail and the portions where equipment is being used on the Gitchi Gummi operators will yield to park visitors. Loads will be kept low and care will be taken not to overload materials. Much of the material hauling will need to be done by hand from site 1 to sites 2 and 3. Proper lifting and stretching techniques should always be used so injuries to backs and joints are avoided.

The following will break down safety issues by each task associated with the CZM Grant and then any site specific concerns will be added at the end. Task 1: Site inspections are the only areas of task 1 that presents any safety issues. Staff will potentially be in close proximity to the edge. Walking the trail to and from the site presents many opportunities to roll ankles and sprain knees. Task 2: Clearing and maintaining the access trail requires use of a Gator and a chainsaw certified person to clear windfalls and brush. As stated above the trail is very uneven so care will be taken to drive slow and in the proper gear. Rear differential should be locked when going up hill and brakes should be tested before leaving the shop. All PPE for the saw operator and swamper will be worn including hard hats w/ear protection, safety glasses, chaps, steel toe sawyer boots and gloves. The sawyer will stop cutting when park guests are in the area and the swamper will watch for guests and if necessary stop them from proceeding until the area has been deemed safe by the sawyer or lead worker. As stated above, care will need to be taken when handling materials. Many materials will need to be moved to and from the sites as work progresses. Materials and equipment will also have to be hauled on state and county roadways to and from other work stations. Materials will be hauled in trucks, with the ATV/ORV and by hand. Proper care will be taken to ensure that all proper PPE is worn, loads are secured properly and equipment and trailers are not overloaded. Safety issues during installation of the footings at all three overlooks are: proximity to the edge of the bluff, hauling concrete in pails 300 yards from the mixer to the furthest deck and cutting rebar. The proximity to the edge has already been addressed. Limiting lines and harnesses will be used any time staff are within 8 feet of the bluffs edge. Hauling concrete has been addressed under material hauling. Any person cutting rebar will wear eye protection and hearing protection. Task 3: In task 3 we begin the actual construction of the overlooks. The Birch Overlook plan was discarded and replaced with a safety railing plan similar to the one at Upper Falls. Three decks are to be built on two overlooks. All three overlooks will require limiting lines for anyone who is working on the river or lake side of the framing or anyone who is working on the deck once built. Power tools needed for this project are attached to this plan as a JSA. All staff, MCC workers and volunteers will be told how to safely operate each tool. Proper PPE will be worn during operation of all tools. Safety glasses and hearing protection will be worn any time a circular or reciprocating saw is in use. Clear communication and directions will be given by the lead workers each day prior to the start of work. At the end of each day orange snow fence will be put up to deter park visitors from entering the construction area. After the decks have been built and before the posts and railings have been installed snow fence will be attached directly to the deck framing and will surround each deck entirely. Sites will

be picked up and organized at the end of each work day. All unusable scrap and garbage will be packed out and all usable lumber and materials will be neatly stacked outside of the trail corridor. Tools and equipment will be stored in a location that is easily accessible by staff yet out of the way of park guests. Task 4: Prep work and construction at the two railings sites (Birch Overlook and Upper Falls) will be done to ensure that public safety is the primary consideration. Each site will be adequately marked with flagging and orange snow fence to ensure that there are no tripping hazards. The sites will be inspected regularly to ensure that safety measures are still in place until completion. Limiting lines and safety harnesses will be used to ensure that staff cannot access the edge of the bluff and ledge. Once posts and railings are installed staff will not work on lake or river side of the railings without limiting lines attached to a secure anchor point. The sites will be picked up and secure at the end of each work day so materials and tools are not a tripping hazard to staff or visitors.

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Total Price $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 2,760.00 2,880.00 470.00 355.00 350.00 6,815.00 0.0000 6,815.0000 0.0000 6,815.0000
0.0000

Total Price $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 1,060.00 1,665.00 140.00 180.00 500.00 3,545.00 0.0000 3,545.0000 0.0000 3,545.0000
0.0000

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0.0000

6,815.0000

3,545.0000

0.0000

0.0000

Award: Contech Solutions Inc

FY

Fund

Appr

Org

Activity

Project #

Rept Cat

Req Agency

Buyer's Intitials
PGL

Loc Code

PO # Requst for Quote # 253-2010-01

2008

500

465 Bill To: R2942G 400253

42C0

4CZM4090

2CA9

R29 Ship To: R2942A 400217

R2942G

Date: 05/11/2009 Signature:

Notes:

FEE-FOR-SERVICE WORK ORDER BETWEEN THE
MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Parks and Trails
AND FRIENDS OF MINNESOTA CONSERVATION CORPS
Project Number: B-501-10489
This work order is between the State ofMinnesota, acting through its Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Trails ("STATE") and FRIENDS OF MINNESOTA CONSERVAnON CORPS (MCC). This work order is issued under the authority of the Master Contract Agreement, dated July 1,2009, CFMS Contract Number B28612 (T-number 1029A), and is subject to all provisions of the Master Contract Agreement, which is incorporated by reference. DNR WORK ORDER - (FEE-FOR-SERVICE)
1.

TERM OF WORK ORDER l.l Effective date: Sept 14,2009, or the date the STATE obtains all required signatures under Minn. Stat. ' 16C.OS, subd. 2, whichever is later. MCC must not begin work under this Work Order until this Work Order is fully executed and the MCC has been notified bythc STATE's Projeet Manager to begin the work. 1.2 Expiratiou date: October 31,2009, or until all obligations have been satisfactorily fulfilled. whichever occurs first.

2.

DUTIES OF MCC 2.1 Complete services as specified in Exhibit A, which is attached hereto, and shall be a part of this work order. 2.2 Hire and supervise MCC personnel in accordance with MCC guidelines. 2.3 Provide basic orientation and training as appropriate for MCC corpsmembers. 2.4 Provide consultation and on-site project review to ensure that service is progressing in accordance with this work order and MCC guidelines. 2.S Provide personnel and payroll administration for MCC corpsmembers. 2.6 Provide all necessary transportation ofMCC corpsmembers to and from service sites. 2.7 Provide basic tools, safety gear, personal supplies and equipment needed by MCC corpsmembers to meet all state and federal safety requirements. Provide worker's compensation for all MCC corpsmembers. 2.8 Track services completed and make this information available to STA IE upon request. DUTIES OF STATE 3.1 Provide project specific direction and assistance to the MCC work crew. 3.2 Provide public information that MCC is performing services within the STATE'S area of responsibilii)'. 3.3 Provide at least one media promotion to the public stating that the services(s) are being performed by MCC. Any publicity regarding the subject matter of this work order must not be released without prior written approval from MCC's Authorized Representative. 3.4 Ensure safe working conditions in and around project areas that meet all state and federal standards. 3.5 Secure allloca!, county, state and federal permits required by law prior tu the commencement ofwork. 3.6 Provide MCC corpsmembers with training and educational opportunities relevant to the serviees being performed. STATE may provide or arrange said training or may request MCC assistance in providing or arranging said training, as described in Exhibit A. 3.7 Provide specialized tools, safei)' gear, personal supplies and equipment that are not available through MCC and that are needed by MCC corpsmembers to meet all state and federal safety requirements. 3.8 Provide all project materials, supplies and chemicals.

3.

1. CONSIDERATIONS AN]) PAYMENT 4.1 STATE will pay MCC for services performed by MCC.

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ree scbedule: 16 days labor for a crew of 4 @ ~nOO/day plus 8 days spike fees @$60/day.

STATE's obligation to MCC under this work order is up to a maximum of $11,680.00, based on the following .

MCC may invoice monthly. MCC shall send final invoice to STATE upon service completion. STATE shall make payment within 30 days ofreceipt of invoices.

5. PROJECT MANAGERS The STATE's Project Manager is Phil Leversedge, Park Manager, 5702 Hwy 61, R2 - Tettegouche S.P., Silver Bay, Mu 55614 ph 218-226-6365 ext 224. The STATE's Project Manager will certifY aCceptance on each invoice submitted for payment. Ifthe STATE's Project Manager changes at any time during this work order, the STATE must immediately notifY MCC. The MCC's Project Manager is Lisa Cassioppi, NE District Manager, 1201 EastHwy 2, Grand Rapids, MN 55744 ph 218-327-4139. If the MCC's Project Manager changes at any time during this work order, the MCC must immediately notifY the STATE. 6. DUPLICATION, DISPLACEMENT, SUPPLANTATION STATE certifies that assignment ofMCC corpsmembers will not result in: 6.1 Duplication of an activity otherwise available in the locality of the program. 6.2 Displacement of currently employed workers or workers on seasonal layoff or layoff from a substantially equivalent position, including partial displacement such as reduction in hours ofnon-overtime work, wages, or other employment benefits. 6.3 Termination or layoff of employees. 6.4 Infringement on the promotional opportunity of an employee or infringement on services performed by an employee as part of the employee's assigned duties. 6.5 Supplanting the hiring of employed workers. 6.6 Infringement on the assignments ofany presently employed worker; an employee who recendyresigned or was discharged; an employee who is on leave, on strike, being locked out, subject to a reduction in force, or has recall rights subject to a collective bargaining agreement or applicable personnel procedure. 6.7 (Applicable to AmeriCorps MCC Crews.) MCC crews that are AmeriCorps funded are subject to the provisions of42 V.S.C. §§ 12501 - 12682 and 45 C.F.R. parts 2500 - 2550. These laws require, in part, that AmeriCorps assistance be used only for a program that 6.7.1 Does not duplicate, and is in addition to, an activity otherwise available in the locality of the program; 6.7.2 Will not displace an employee or position, including partial displacement such as reduction in hours, wages, or employment benefits; and 6.7.3 Will not create a service opportunity that will infringe on the promotional opportunity of an employee. 6.8 The positions and job duties of persons employed in projects shall be submitted to affected exclusive representatives prior to actual assignment. An AmeriCorpsIMCC member shall not perform services or duties or engage in activities that: 6.8.1 Would otherwise be performed by an employee as part ofthe employee's assigned duties, 6.8.2 Will supplant the hiring of employed workers, 6.8.3 Are services or duties with respoct to which an individual has recall rights pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement or applicable personnel procedures. 6.8.4 Have been performed by or were assigned to any presently employed worker; an employee who recently resigned or was discharged; an employee who is on leave, on strike, being locked out, subject to a reduction in force, or has recall rights subject to a collective bargaining agreement or applicable personnel procedure. 7. E~LOYEESTATUS By order ofthe Governor's Executive Order 08-0 I, if this contract, including any extension options, is or could be in excess of$50,000, Contractor certifies that it and its subcontractors: 7.1 Comply with the Immigrstion Reform and Control Act of 1986 (U.S.C. 1101 ct. seq.) in relation to aU
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employees perfonning work in the United States and do not kno\\ingly employ persons in violation of the United States' immigrations laws; and By the date of the perfonnance of services under this contract, Contractor and all its subcontractors have implemented or are in the process of implementing the E-Verify program for aU newly hired employees in the United States who will perfonn work on behalf of the State of Minnesota. .

Contractor shall obtain certifications of compliance with this section from all subcontractors who will participate in the perfonnance of this contract. Subcontractor certifications shall be maintained by Contractor and made available to the state upon request. If Contractor or its subcontractors are not in compliance with 1 or 2 above or have not begun or implemented the E-VerifY program for all newly hired employees performing work under the contract, the state reserves the right to determine what action it may take including but not limited to, cancelling the contract and/or suspending or debarring the contractor from state purchasing.

8. CANCELLATION
8.1

8.2

This work order may be cancelled by the STATE or MCC at any time, with or withont cause, upon 30 days written notice to the other party. In the event of such cancellation, MCC shall be entitled to payment for services perfonned up to date of cancellation. . MCC reserves the right to withdraw corpsmembers from STATE for emergency respouse work including, but not limited to, natoral disasters and wild fire response. MCC will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the needs of the STATE. STATE has no funding commitment to MCC under this work order while corpsmembers have been withdrawn from this work order for emergency response. STATE shall remain liable for payment for services that MCC provides to STATE.

A representative from MCC and DNR should sign below AFTER funding has bcen encumbered in theDNR accounting system.

STATE ENCUMBRANCE VERIFICATION
'Individual certifies that funds have been encumbered as required by Minn. Stat. §§ l6A.l5 and l6C.05.

DNR PROJECT MANAGER Manager having budget authority for the amount of the work order.

, Signed: SiLvd\R

. Date:
I

a,(<if i('O",? r

TitlelDivision:

CFMS Contract No. B-

3310"',

Date:

(j

J( 09

MINNESOTA CONSERVATION CORPS
(District Manager)

STATE AGENCY
(delegated signatore)

By:

'-----I

Title:

Date:

A copy of the signed MCC project request form must be attaehed to tbis document as "Exhibit AIf before processing. Note: The project manager certification must be completed before encumbrance will be authorized.
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MINNESOTA CONSERVATION CORPS PROJECT REQUEST FROM www.conservatjoncorps.orq
! Prol"! Host Agency/Organization DNR Division of Parks & Trails - Gooseberry Falls State Park
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, Cate

September 4, 2009 Telephone No 218-834-3855, 218-226-6365 E·mall Address jordan.schaef!2r@state.mn,us audrey,butts(1;)state.mo,y§ ohil,leversedoe@state,mn,us

Project Contact Person

Jordan Schaefer Audrey Butts Philip Leversedge
Name of Project

Contact Add,,,,,,, Gooseberry Falls State Park Gooseberry Falls State Park Tettegouche State Park P,oject Addre.s (Ar•• , Park, County, etc) Gooseberry Falls Stale Park 3206 Highway 61 Two Harbors MN 55616
include map when possible)

.
!

I
I

Gitchl Gumi Trail Overlooks Lake Superior Coastal Program Project
Project Location (Area, Site, etc

i

Gitchi Gum! Trail and Upper Fails Trail - Gooseberry Falls State Park

i

Purpose or Reason for Project

i

Construct 2 observation decks and railings and install hand rails along sections of two trails, The project will improve

i visitor safety and protect sensitive park resources from visitor impacts.

Detailed Explanation of Project MCC crews will: 1, Assist with transporting eqUipment, tools and materials to work sites. 2, Assist with constructing foundations for decks including excavating footing, drilling and securing anchors, pouring concrete footings for decks and hand rails 3. Assist with constructing decks and hand rails including layout of deck structure, decking and hand rail posts and Installing corten steel hand rails. 4. Assist with site clean-up, 5. DNR will provide project layout, supervision and technicsl guidance. DNR staff will be responsible for accurate completion of the project.
Will supervision or technical assistanceit,ralning be provided by the requesting agency?
I

X Yes

0 No

(If Ves. answer 1-3)

1) Name of Person
i
i

2) Posldon or Tine

• 3) Time commitment

: Jordan Schaefer 'lGary Hoeft Randy Nelson
!

Park Operations Supervisor - Gooseberry Falls . Daily supervision Assistant Park Manager - Tettegouche i Layout and overall guidance Building & Grounds Worker - Tettegouche : Daily technical assistance as needed

; Will requesting agency provide a work site orientation, project overview and history, or any other applicable on-site training for the crew?

XV..

ONo

, CrewType: X Young Adult crew (4-5 members in size including Crew Leader. Available MidwFebruary thru Mid~December) Summer Youth Program crew (S...a- members in size incfuding Crew Leader. Available Mld~une thru Mid-August)

o

i

Estimated number of days required

Season best suited for project

Dales Preferred

I

4 Weeks

: Fall

Immediate - as discussed

I
I This project is high priority tOt Fall 2009.
i Can profect be accomplished Intermittently? 0 Yes X No : Requesting Agency'sIDlvlalon', Priority for this Project (Explanation)

The Lake Superior Coastal Program Grant requires the work to be comple1ed by December 31, 2009,

: Amount and source Of funding to support this project ! Source of Funds - Lake Superior Coastal Program Grant, State Park Bonding Funds, Funding String will be provided when encumbering funds. , This project may also include funding from the 2010 Legacy Funding for MCC Projects - we will determine this in the next few weeks and will make i necessary adjustments to comply with Legacv.",Fu",n",d",in"",G",ui",de",ii",nes=.,________________________---'

Alternate work plan In event of adverse weather (II applicable)

None

List types of Safety Equipment Required /or project

Project Safety Plan is being prepared and will bo provided to MCC District Manager in advance of the projects and will be covered with all MeC crews assigned to the project. Personal PPE Safety Harnesses - Provided by DNR State Parks Communication E ui ment - Radios and/or cell hone will be rovlded b DNR State Parks
List all types at hand tools required for project

Construction hand tools - provided by DNR State Parks. Construction power tools - provided by DNR State Parks.
List all types of power equipment required for project

Polaris Ranger & trailer for transporting tools, equipment and materials via trail if available. Pickup and trailer for transporting tools, equipment and materials from service area to access trails if available. Chainsaws for clearing access trails

Can requesting agency provide specialized equipment If required for project?
DEADLINE FOR Mee RESPONSE (date & time): - As needed­

X Yes

DNo

ASAP - September 9, 2009

Certftlcatlon: As project host, I certify that the asslgnmenl of MeC members will not result in the displacemenl of currenlty employed workers or workers on seasonal layoff or layoff from a substanllat!y equivarent position, including partial displacement such as reduction in hOurs of non-overtime work, wages, or other employment benefits. Further, MeC members will not perform services or duties that have been performed by or' were assigtled to any employee who is on strike or Is being locked out.

X Capy sent to Union Representative

Representative's Name: Grace Derller

Date: September 4, 2009

Submitted by: Authorized Reqyestor'sa"'~:~.QiTIi~~g[@!r08~
Date

'7L1f! ,'r
Authorized Requestor's Printed Name

September 4, 2009

Title

Philip Leversedge

Park Manager,

Gitchi Gummi Overlook, Appendix T3-2.birch 2009
Poured footings at theBirch Overlook Site

Photograph: DNR Staff, 9/15/09

Gitchi Gummi Overlook, Appendix T3-2.birch 2009
Poured footing at the Birch Overlook site

Photograph: DNR Staff, 9/29/09

Gitchi Gummi Overlook, Appendix T3-2.birch 2009
Posts set at the Birch Overlook site

Photograph: DNR Staff, 10/28/09 Installed Railings at Birch Overlook

Photograph: DNR Staff, 11/05/09

Gitchi Gummi Overlook, Appendix T3-2.CCC 2009
CCC footing preparations

Photograph: DNR Staff, 9/29/09
An MCC Duluth Crew member gets holes ready for cement footings at the “CCC Scenic Overlook”
CCC footing placement

Photograph: DNR Staff, 10/01/09
A crew member from Duluth MCC works on setting posts for the “CCC Scenic Overlook”

Gitchi Gummi Overlook, Appendix T3-2.CCC 2009
CCC Framing

Photograph: DNR Staff, 10/15/09 Completed frame work on the CCC overlook. Work was completed by MCC crews, Randy Nelson and Jordan Schaefer. Decking the CCC Overlook

Photograph: DNR Staff, 10/20/09
Work was completed by MCC Crews, Randy Nelson and Jordan Schaefer

Gitchi Gummi Overlook, Appendix T3-2.CCC 2009
CCC Overlook, Post and Railing Assmebly

Photograph: DNR Staff, 11/05/09
Installing hand rails at the CCC Overlook was completed by Shelly Keech and Jordan Schaefer.
Finished CCC Hand Railings

Photograph: DNR Staff, 11/06/09

Gitchi Gummi Overlook, Appendix T3-2.Cedar Cove 2009
Cedar Cove Overlook Footing Preparations

Photograph: DNR Staff, 9/21/09
The Duluth MCC crew begins digging the footings for the Cedar Cove Overlook.
Drilling Holes for Footings

Photograph: DNR Staff, 9/24/09 The Duluth MCC crew prepares the footings to be attached to the rock. Work completed by MCC crews, Randy Nelson and Jordan Schaefer.

Gitchi Gummi Overlook, Appendix T3-2.Cedar Cove 2009
Framing of Cedar Cove

Photograph: DNR Staff, 10/14/09
Moose Lake MCC crew works on framing the two Cedar Cove Overlooks. Work completed by MCC crews, Randy Nelson
and Jordan Schaefer.
Post Placement of Cedar Cove Overlooks

Photograph: DNR Staff, 10/16/09
Cedar Cove decking and posts set by the Moose Lake MCC crew.

Gitchi Gummi Overlook, Appendix T3-2.Cedar Cove 2009
Installation of Hand Railings and Curb at Cedar Cove

Photograph: DNR Staff, 11/9/2009
Final railing installation at Cedar Cove Overlook was completed by Shelly Keech and Jordan Schaefer.
Final Railing and Curb at Cedar Cove

Photograph: DNR Staff, 11/10/2009
Installation completed by Shelly Keech and Jordan Schaefer

Gitchi Gummi Overlooks, Appendix 3-3, Finished 2009
Final Product, CCC Scenic Overlook

Photograph: DNR Staff, 12/6/09
Park visitors are already enjoying the view.

Gitchi Gummi Overlooks, Appendix 3-3, Finished 2009
CCC Scenic Overlook from the Bottom Up

Photograph: DNR Staff, 11/26/2009

Gitchi Gummi Overlooks, Appendix 3-3, Finished 2009
The New Birch Scenic Overlook

Photograph: DNR Staff, 11/26/2009

Gitchi Gummi Overlooks, Appendix 3-3, Finished 2009
The Original Birch was Here

Photograph: DNR Staff, 11/26/2009

Gitchi Gummi Overlooks, Appendix 3-3, Finished 2009
Cedar Cove’s Upper Deck

Photograph: DNR Staff, 12/08/2009

Gitchi Gummi Overlooks, Appendix 3-3, Finished 2009
Cedar Cove’s Lower Deck

Photograph: DNR Staff, 12/8/2009

Upper Falls Safety Railing, Appendix T4.2.UF 2009
Upper Falls Layout

Photograph: MN DNR Staff, 9/30/2009
Upper Falls safety measures after post holes were dug and the stainless steel threaded rod was placed. Each hole was
marked with pink flagging and covered with logs/debris.

Upper Falls Safety Railing, Appendix T4.2.UF 2009
Upper Falls Railing Instalation

Photograph: MN DNR Staff, 10/27/2009
Moose Lake Minnesota Conservation Corps Crew installing safety railings at upper falls.

Upper Falls Safety Railing, Appendix T4.2.UF 2009
Upper Falls Railing Installation

Photograph: MN DNR Staff, 10/27/2009
Moose Lake MCC crew installing Upper Falls safety railings and cover boards.

Upper Falls Safety Railing, Appendix T4.2.UF 2009
Upper Falls Safety Railing Completed

Photograph: MN DNR Staff, 12/17/09

Gitchi Gummi and Upper Falls MLSCP/NOAA Signs 2009
CCC Overlook MLSCP Sign Posting

Photograph: MN DNR, 12/5/2009

Gitchi Gummi and Upper Falls MLSCP/NOAA Signs 2009
Birch Overlook MLSCP Sign Posting

Photograph: MN DNR Staff, 12/11/2009

Gitchi Gummi and Upper Falls MLSCP/NOAA Signs 2009
Cedar Cove Overlook MLSCP Sign Posting

Photograph: MN DNR Staff, 12/11/2009

Gitchi Gummi and Upper Falls MLSCP/NOAA Signs 2009
Upper Falls Safety Railing MLSCP Sign Posting

Photograph: MN DNR Staff, 12/09/09

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Covering SEMA4 Payroll Postings from PPED between 9/1/09 to 11/10/09 Selected Date Range 12/17/08 to 12/16/09

Region: DNR REGION 2 Orgn: 42G0 PAT - REG. 2 - GOOSEBERRY FA
Dept - Emp Nbr - Emp Name Earn Date Posting Date Trans Type Earn Type Obj Code Paid Indc Off Cyc Ins Rtrmt Total Cost

Actv - RptCat - Proj/Job

Hours

$ Amount

FICA

10 300 42G0 405 CZM PARKS GOOSEBERRY STONE TBL R2942G3 01035410 0 Gubrud,Gary W PCN# 00903220 9/15/09 9/15/09 M REG 1B Y N - 2CA9 - 4CZM4090 Salary Subtotal: Employee Totals for Gubrud,Gary W: R2942G3 00248967 1 Keech,Shelley L PCN# 00046950 11/10/09 11/10/09 M REG 1B Y N - 2CA9 - 4CZM4090 Salary Subtotal: Employee Totals for Keech,Shelley L: R2942X4 01069675 0 Nelson,Randolph A PCN# 00903420 9/29/09 9/29/09 M REG 1B Y N - 2CA9 - 4CZM4090 9/29/09 M OTR 1C Y N - 2CA9 - 4CZM4090 Salary Subtotal: 10/13/09 10/13/09 M REG 1B Y N - 2CA9 - 4CZM4090 Salary Subtotal: 4.00 4.00 4.00 32.00 32.00 32.00 16.00 1.00 17.00 36.00 36.00 53.00 12.00 12.00 15.00 15.00 64.68 64.68 64.68 572.48 572.48 572.48 239.84 22.49 262.33 539.64 539.64 801.97 196.92 196.92 246.15 246.15 4.94 4.94 4.94 43.80 43.80 43.80 18.68 1.74 20.42 41.81 41.81 62.23 15.06 15.06 18.82 18.82 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.07 3.07 3.07 27.20 27.20 27.20 15.74 1.46 17.20 32.72 32.72 49.92 9.35 9.35 11.68 11.68 72.69 72.69 72.69 643.48 643.48 643.48 274.26 25.69 299.95 614.17 614.17 914.12 221.33 221.33 276.65 276.65

Employee Totals for Nelson,Randolph A: R2942G3 01106545 1 Schaefer,Jordan A PCN# 00924600 9/1/09 9/1/09 M REG 1B Y N - 2CA9 - 4CZM4090 Salary Subtotal: 9/15/09 9/15/09 M REG 1B Y N - 2CA9 - 4CZM4090 Salary Subtotal:

Parameter Selections - FY: 2010 to 2010, Fund: 300 to 300, Appr: 405 to 405, Orgn: 42G0 to 42G0, Region: R200 to R200, Reporting Category: 2CA9 to 2CA9 Sort Selection: Regional Sort = Yes/Programmatic Sort = No/Emp or Dept Id Sort = No/Orgn or Appr = Orgn Page: 1

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Region: DNR REGION 2 Orgn: 42G0 PAT - REG. 2 - GOOSEBERRY FA
Dept - Emp Nbr - Emp Name Earn Date Posting Date Trans Type Earn Type Obj Code Paid Indc Off Cyc Ins Rtrmt Total Cost

Actv - RptCat - Proj/Job

Hours

$ Amount

FICA

10 300 42G0 405 CZM PARKS GOOSEBERRY STONE TBL R2942G3 01106545 1 Schaefer,Jordan A PCN# 00924600 9/29/09 9/29/09 M REG 1B Y N - 2CA9 - 4CZM4090 Salary Subtotal: - 2CA9 - 4CZM4090 Salary Subtotal: - 2CA9 - 4CZM4090 Salary Subtotal: - 2CA9 - 4CZM4090 Salary Subtotal: 16.00 16.00 16.00 16.00 16.00 16.00 36.00 36.00 111.00 200.00 200.00 262.56 262.56 262.56 262.56 262.56 262.56 590.76 590.76 1,821.51 $3,260.64 $3,260.64 20.08 20.08 20.08 20.08 20.08 20.08 45.19 45.19 139.31 $250.28 $250.28 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 $0.00 $0.00 12.47 12.47 12.47 12.47 12.47 12.47 28.06 28.06 86.50 $166.69 $166.69 295.11 295.11 295.11 295.11 295.11 295.11 664.01 664.01 2,047.32 $3,677.61 $3,677.61

10/13/09 10/13/09 M

REG

1B

Y

N

10/27/09 10/27/09 M

REG

1B

Y

N

11/10/09 11/10/09 M

REG

1B

Y

N

Employee Totals for Schaefer,Jordan A: Allotment Account Totals 10 300 42G0 405: 42G0

Parameter Selections - FY: 2010 to 2010, Fund: 300 to 300, Appr: 405 to 405, Orgn: 42G0 to 42G0, Region: R200 to R200, Reporting Category: 2CA9 to 2CA9 Sort Selection: Regional Sort = Yes/Programmatic Sort = No/Emp or Dept Id Sort = No/Orgn or Appr = Orgn Page: 2

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Region: DNR REGION 2 Orgn: 42G0 PAT - REG. 2 - GOOSEBERRY FA
Dept - Emp Nbr - Emp Name Earn Date Posting Date Trans Type Earn Type Obj Code Paid Indc Off Cyc Ins Rtrmt Total Cost

Actv - RptCat - Proj/Job

Hours

$ Amount

FICA

Region: DNR REGION 2

200.00

$3,260.64

$250.28

$0.00

$166.69

$3,677.61

Parameter Selections - FY: 2010 to 2010, Fund: 300 to 300, Appr: 405 to 405, Orgn: 42G0 to 42G0, Region: R200 to R200, Reporting Category: 2CA9 to 2CA9 Sort Selection: Regional Sort = Yes/Programmatic Sort = No/Emp or Dept Id Sort = No/Orgn or Appr = Orgn Page: 3

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Region: DNR REGION 2 Orgn: 42G0 PAT - REG. 2 - GOOSEBERRY FA
Dept - Emp Nbr - Emp Name Earn Date Posting Date Trans Type Earn Type Obj Code Paid Indc Off Cyc Ins Rtrmt Total Cost

Actv - RptCat - Proj/Job

Hours

$ Amount

FICA

Report Totals:

200.00

$3,260.64

$250.28

$0.00

$166.69

$3,677.61

Parameter Selections - FY: 2010 to 2010, Fund: 300 to 300, Appr: 405 to 405, Orgn: 42G0 to 42G0, Region: R200 to R200, Reporting Category: 2CA9 to 2CA9 Sort Selection: Regional Sort = Yes/Programmatic Sort = No/Emp or Dept Id Sort = No/Orgn or Appr = Orgn Page: 4

Date Asset # YR 9/10/2009 1331774 9/11/2009 1331774 9/14/2009 1331774 9/15/2009 1331774 9/16/2009 1331774 9/17/2009 1331774 9/23/2009 1331774 9/24/2009 1479121 9/25/2009 1479121 9/28/2009 1331774 9/29/2009 1331774 9/29/2009 1479121 9/30/2009 1331774 9/30/2009 1478374 10/6/2009 1479121 10/9/2009 1479121 10/12/2009 1331774 10/13/2009 1331774 10/14/2009 1331774 10/15/2009 1331774 10/16/2009 1479121 10/16/2009 1331774 10/19/2009 1479121 10/26/2009 1331774 10/27/2009 1331774 10/28/2009 1331774 10/28/2009 1331774 10/28/2009 1479121 10/29/2009 1331774 10/29/2009 1479121 11/3/2009 1331774 11/4/2009 1331774 11/5/2009 1331774 11/25/2009 1331774 12/3/2009 1331774 TOTAL

2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2009 2009 2004 2004 2009 2004 2009 2009 2009 2004 2004 2004 2004 2009 2004 2009 2004 2004 2004 2004 2009 2004 2009 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004

Make/Model JD/Gator JD/Gator JD/Gator JD/Gator JD/Gator JD/Gator JD/Gator Chev/2500 Chev/2500 JD/Gator JD/Gator Chev/2500 JD/Gator Kubota RTV 1100 Chev/2500 Chev/2500 JD/Gator JD/Gator JD/Gator JD/Gator Chev/2500 JD/Gator Chev/2500 JD/Gator JD/Gator JD/Gator JD/Gator Chev/2500 JD/Gator Chev/2500 JD/Gator JD/Gator JD/Gator JD/Gator JD/Gator

Milage/Hours 3hrs 4hrs 8hrs 8hrs 6hrs 6hrs 4hrs 90mi 72mi 8hrs 8hrs 2mi 8hrs 8hrs 67mi 100mi 8hrs 8hrs 8hrs 8hrs 162mi 8hrs 118mi 8hrs 8hrs 8hrs 6hrs 45mi 8hrs 45mi 8hrs 8hrs 8hrs 2hrs 2hrs

Use Material hauling to work site Material hauling to work site MCC Dirt work/site prep MCC Dirt work/site prep MCC Dirt work/site prep MCC Dirt work/site prep Materials to jobsite Materials pick up at Tettegouche Materials pick up in Two Harbors & to and from job site Trailhead to jobsite Trailhead to jobsite Shop to trailhead Trailhead to jobsite Upperfalls safety railings Material hauling to work site from Tettegouche Material hauling to Duluth MCC Constrction - CCC Deck MCC Constrction - CCC Deck/Cedarcove decks MCC Constrction - Cedar Cove decks MCC Constrction - Cedar Cove decks, finish work Tette materials MCC Constrction CCC Deck/Cedar Cove Decks, stairs. Temp Cor10 run MCC Construction - CCC Posts MCC Construction - Posts MCC Construction - Posts MCC Construction - Upper falls railing Railing pick up - Finland MN MCC Construction - Posts, railing, stairs Railing pick up - Finland MN Railing Install Railing Install Railing Install Deck Curb Benches

Rate/Mi or Hr. Total Cost $1.239 $3.717 $1.239 $4.956 $1.239 $9.912 $1.239 $9.912 $1.239 $7.434 $1.239 $7.434 $1.239 $4.956 $0.413 $37.170 $0.413 $29.736 $1.239 $9.912 $1.239 $9.912 $0.413 $0.826 $1.239 $9.912 $1.239 $9.912 $0.413 $27.671 $0.413 $41.300 $1.239 $9.912 $1.239 $9.912 $1.239 $9.912 $1.239 $9.912 $0.413 $66.906 $1.239 $9.912 $0.413 $48.734 $1.239 $9.912 $1.239 $9.912 $1.239 $9.912 $1.239 $7.434 $0.413 $18.585 $1.239 $9.912 $0.413 $18.585 $1.239 $9.912 $1.239 $9.912 $1.239 $9.912 $1.239 $2.478 $1.239 $2.478 $508.816

Date 6/11/2009 6/17/2009 7/16/2009 7/22/2009 7/29/2009 8/19/2009 8/20/2009 8/26/2009 8/28/2009 9/2/2009 9/3/2009 9/10/2009 9/14/2009 9/15/2009 9/23/2009 9/30/2009 10/4/2009 10/7/2009 10/8/2009 10/14/2009 10/15/2009 10/16/2009 10/20/2009 10/25/2009 10/26/2009 10/28/2009 10/29/2009 10/30/2009 11/2/2009 11/3/2009 11/5/2009 11/9/2009 11/10/2009 11/18/2009 11/24/2009 11/25/2009 12/3/2009 12/7/2009 12/8/2009 12/9/2009 12/10/2009 12/11/2009 12/12/2009 12/16/2009 12/17/2009 12/18/2009 12/23/2009 12/24/2009 12/31/2009 Total

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# Hrs. 1.5 1.5 3 1 2 6 3 4 1 3 4.5 6 4 1 1 4 1.5 3 6 4 4 3 4 3 8 8 8 6 7 6 8 6 4 4 3 2 2 6 6 6 6 6 3 6 6 4 4 4 4

Task Material list & Engering specs Grant admin. Grant admin. Safety railing specs. Expense reports Grant admin, PO's, set up MCC Admin meeting @ Tette Material specs PO's for post boots Pay bills, saftey report Reorganize, check PO's Grant admin. Site layout railing specs PO Admin Admin catch up, crew oversite Material prep, safety posts Material handeling Material handeling, grant admin Admin admin, layout admin, layout Admin  Prep for crew MCC posts MCC posts railing pickup/posts Pick up work Admin Admin Railing install Admin Admin Admin Admin Deck curb Benches Admin admin Admin admin admin admin admin admin admin admin admin admin

Rate 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr 16.41/hr

Total Fringe rate Fringe Total $24.61 $2.03 $3.05 $24.61 $2.03 $3.05 $49.23 $2.03 $6.09 $16.41 $2.03 $2.03 $32.82 $2.03 $4.06 $98.46 $2.03 $12.18 $49.23 $2.03 $6.09 $65.64 $2.03 $8.12 $16.41 $2.03 $2.03 $49.23 $2.03 $6.09 $73.85 $2.03 $9.14 $98.46 $2.03 $12.18 $65.64 $2.03 $8.12 $16.41 $2.03 $2.03 $16.41 $2.03 $2.03 $65.64 $2.03 $8.12 $24.61 $2.03 $3.05 $49.23 $2.03 $6.09 $98.46 $2.03 $12.18 $65.64 $2.03 $8.12 $65.64 $2.03 $8.12 $49.23 $2.03 $6.09 $65.64 $2.03 $8.12 $49.23 $2.03 $6.09 $131.28 $2.03 $16.24 $131.28 $2.03 $16.24 $131.28 $2.03 $16.24 $98.46 $2.03 $12.18 $114.87 $2.03 $14.21 $98.46 $2.03 $12.18 $131.28 $2.03 $16.24 $98.46 $2.03 $12.18 $65.64 $2.03 $8.12 $65.64 $2.03 $8.12 $49.23 $2.03 $6.09 $32.82 $2.03 $4.06 $32.82 $2.03 $4.06 $98.46 $2.03 $12.18 $98.46 $2.03 $12.18 $98.46 $2.03 $12.18 $98.46 $2.03 $12.18 $98.46 $2.03 $12.18 $49.23 $2.03 $6.09 $98.46 $2.03 $12.18 $98.46 $2.03 $12.18 $65.64 $2.03 $8.12 $65.64 $2.03 $8.12 $65.64 $2.03 $8.12 $65.64 $2.03 $8.12 $3,413.27 $422.24

posted 6/23 posted 7/8 posted 8/18

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date site 12-Oct 13-Oct 14-Oct 15-Oct 26-Oct 27-Oct 28-Oct 29-Oct Total

57 57 57 57 57 57 57 57

price per site # occupants $20.00 3 $20.00 3 $20.00 3 $20.00 3 $16.00 5 $16.00 5 $16.00 5 $16.00 5 $144.00

Hike the Gitchi Gummi Trail on the East side of the Gooseberry River and see the new overlooks constructed with a grant from Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program.

DNR Division of Parks and Trails

UPDATE
A News Brief for State Parks and Trails Employees Dec. 9, 2009 Volume 14, Number 12
UPDATE is published and distributed on a monthly basis the first Wednesday in each month. UPDATE is an internal newsletter for employees of the DNR Division of Parks and Trails that is sent via e-mail to all staff on GroupWise. The newsletter should be posted to ensure that employees who are not on GroupWise have access to UPDATE. To keep the two-way communication going, send your news items and comments to: amy.barrett@dnr.state.mn.us. The next UPDATE will be published on Wednesday, Jan. 7. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, Dec. 30.

From the Director
Last year at this time, we were just starting down the path of integrating two divisions into one. Commissioner Holsten charged us with uniting our efforts to increase participation in outdoor recreation. Commissioner Holsten, Explore Minnesota Tourism Director John Edman, and I recently traveled to Itasca State Park for a lunch event with regional tourism and recreation providers. We discussed the challenges and opportunities we have before us regarding how to attract more visitors and get the next generation outdoors. About 50 people attended the event, including several legislators as well as representatives of local chambers of commerce, resorts, and the media. Commissioner Holsten (pictured below with, left to right, John Edman, Park Rapids Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Katie Magozzi, Itasca State Park Manager Matt Snyder, and me) spoke about the importance of taking a more business-like approach to our work, establishing and strengthening partnerships, and continuing to be aggressive in our marketing and advertising. John Edman then shared some information on travel trends, noting that people are still traveling, but they are making decisions at the last minute and being very, very budget conscious. He emphasized that tying natural resources to tourism thus makes great sense, because people can participate in activities such as hiking, biking, and fishing without spending a lot of money. We ended the event by asking the group if they had any suggestions for us on how the DNR and the Parks and Trails Division might help them draw more visitors to the area. It was a good discussion, and one we look forward to continuing—perhaps with park, trail, and tourism representatives in other regions. That same day, we also got a peek at an exciting new program that will help connect young people to the outdoors through nature photography. Park naturalists Connie Cox and Sandra Lichter were piloting a program called “Through the Lens of a Camera” with fourth-graders from Park Rapids. This concept was pioneered by Carrol Henderson, Nongame Wildlife Program Supervisor for the

Division of Econological Resources and Waters, who has a vision of connecting kids to the outdoors with digital equipment and desktop publishing skills. Using digital cameras, the students were rotating through several stations around the Visitor Center. While some were taking photos of taxidermy owls (left) and birds at the bird feeders, others were using GPS units to find items in the woods to photograph and others were printing photos to make greeting cards. It was great to see their energy and enthusiasm. This pilot program will be expanded throughout many of our DNR program locations, including state parks. As 2009 winds to a close, I hope you will all look back on the progress we in the new Parks and Trails Division made toward that goal with as much pride as I do. What a year it was. We opened a new water trail, developed two new trail bridges and replaced seven others, added about 20 miles of new paved trails (primarily on the Paul Bunyan State Trail), initiated or completed the acquisition of land and shoreline on 16 new or existing water access sites, developed three new water access sites and rehabbed 11 others. In addition, overnight visits to state parks increased 8 percent, sales of one-day state park vehicle permits increased 12 percent, and sales of year-round state park vehicle permits increased 9 percent compared with 2008. We also added free fishing and expanded family programming at state parks, introduced many new trip-planning features on our Web site, and—most recently—successfully launched the DNR’s first-ever gift card. Whether we can post numbers like these again in 2010 remains to be seen, but with unprecedented resources to support our efforts, we are very well positioned to be successful in our efforts to continue building interest in the outdoor recreation opportunities we offer. Many of us may be running on empty—or close to it—after such a busy year, so I encourage you all to take time to relax and recharge with friends and family over the upcoming holidays. Thanks to all of you for making 2009 a banner year for Parks and Trails and best wishes for the year ahead.

Courtland Nelson Public Affairs and Marketing
More than 535 state parks gift cards sold since Nov. 24 launch: On Nov. 16, Denise Anderson (right), CFO for the DNR, tested the purchasing system by getting a $20 Minnesota State Parks gift card in the Parks and Trails Central Office as Bill Anderson (left), Reservation and Revenue System Project Manager, oversaw the transaction. The system worked, and Denise then bought a Minnesota State Parks mug with her gift card.

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The following week, Courtland Nelson and Commissioner Holsten (pictured left to right with Denise Anderson and Bill Anderson) unveiled the card to the public during a media event at Fort Snelling State Park and announced that gift cards loaded with $10 to $50 would be hidden in geocaches at all Minnesota state parks and recreation areas starting Nov. 24. Media coverage of the gift card has included TV spots on WCCO (see link under Recent Media Coverage below), KARE-11, FOX-21 (Duluth), and WQOW (Eau Claire). Articles have also appeared in the Pioneer Press, the Grand Forks Herald, the Lake County Chronicle, and several other newspapers. In the first 30 or so hours following the public announcement about the availability of the new Minnesota State Parks gift card, 57 gift cards with a cumulative value of $2,337 had been sold (39 of those were from the website). Since then, the total number of gift cards sold has increased to more than 535, with a total value of nearly $20,000. Radio commercials suggest the Minnesota State Parks gift card as a holiday gift: Debuting during the busiest holiday shopping weekend of the year, radio commercials offered the Minnesota State Parks gift card as a smart choice. The commercials are currently airing on Cities 97 (97.1 FM, Twin Cities)—mainly during “Acoustic Sunrise,” Sundays, 7 a.m.–12 noon. Underwriting announcements are airing on Minnesota Public Radio’s KNOW-FM (91.1 FM) and the MPR statewide news network. To hear the commercials, open the two attached MP3s. Catch the MPR underwriting announcements Monday through Wednesday, 4:30–6:30 p.m. (to see if there is a station in your area airing them visit minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/stations/) or on weekends during “Car Talk.” The campaign also includes an ad in the Dec. 4 edition of Outdoor News. —Debbie Leider, Marketing Assistant

Rack cards available
Candlelight Events: State parks hosting candlelight ski, snowshoe, and hike events this winter will soon receive rack cards to help publicize their events. These cards, designed by Joe Niznik, are also on their way to sporting goods stores, libraries, regional DNR offices, and organizers of the candlelight events on state trails. The cards can be stacked on the counter, displayed in brochure racks, or distributed in the community. While supplies last, additional cards will be available by calling the Central Office, 651-259-5600. Ski Pass and Snowmobiling: Two other rack cards, designed by Megan Godbold, are available from the Information Center. One provides information on where cross-country skiers can purchase and use the Great Minnesota Ski Pass. The other lets snowmobilers know where to find trail maps, podcasts, and snow condition reports on the Web.

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Gateway Initiative
The DNR Gateway to the Outdoors workgroup has developed a vision: Minnesota families, communities, and individuals engage in the outdoors as a place of discovery and wonder, learning outdoor skills, building a sense of stewardship, and experiencing the natural world in a familyfriendly, welcoming environment. The Gateway to the Outdoors is a DNR initiative, involving all DNR staff, and takes place in Minnesota State Parks and Trails. It was launched to stem the decline in outdoor recreation participation by the “Next Generation.” You may have heard about the Gateway to the Outdoors “Regional Initiative Funds” project. It is aimed at “jumpstarting” some Gateway projects on the ground, using legacy funds, and will be handled through the four regions. If you haven’t yet become familiar with it, ask your Regional Manager for more details and what types of projects or events may qualify. You may be contacted by one of your DNR colleagues, because as part of the process of developing proposals for these funds, staff are required to contact the park or trail manager, or naturalist to coordinate implementation of the project. —Pat Arndt, Planning, Public Affairs & IT Manager

Geocaching Wildlife Safari
Critter Cache finds continue to climb: The total number of Critter Cache “finds” logged online at www.geocaching.com was up to 10,774 at last count. The chart below shows how the total has been growing since the Geocaching Wildlife Safari began May 2. With word getting out that state parks gift cards worth $10 to $50 have been hidden in all of the caches statewide, state parks staff hope to see new interest in geocaching at a time when participation typically drops off due to colder weather.

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Here some comments posted on geocaching.com from grateful geocachers who found the first 10 of 80 total Minnesota State Parks gift cards hidden in the Critter Caches: • Red River SRA: KBayNPapaBear found it. Thanks for the St. Park Gift Card! • Wild River State Park: A perfect way to spend Black Friday! Enjoyed our visit to the park and will definitely have to come back when we have a couple days to spend on the virtuals and the history cache. Found the treasure at the end of our hunt for the Critter Cache! We tossed in bracelets and grabbed our Critter Card. We also scored the gift card and we plan on using that towards next year’s permit! Many thanks to the Minnesota State Parks! • Itasca State Park: On another state park run with BFlentje and Molly. What a great challenge to have completed. We found a $10 gift card in this cache; then visited with Ranger Jody for quite some time. TFTC • Lac qui Parle State Park: Took state park gift card, left light-up SDSU pen and Remembering Pepper geocoin. TFTC • Fort Ridgely State Park: We drove down to Fort Ridgely State Park to check the Wildlife Safari cache for a DNR gift card and, luckily, we came home with one! This was our second visit to the Wildlife Safari cache as we originally found it in May. Thanks, Minnesota State Parks, for the Holiday Gift Card Treasure Hunt. • Afton State Park: Nice walk through the park. Lucky for me we were the first to find the cache after the rangers restocked the Critter Cards, since they also put in a $10 State Parks gift card. Will probably use it to help pay for one of the geo-coins when I bring the critter cards in. TFTC and allowing us to cache in the State Parks. • Frontenac State Park: Nice walk in the new snow looking at all the animal tracks. Found park gift card and left NSTT award. 1 of 3 for the day. • Charles A. Lindbergh State Park: Dropping off travel bug that we had kept too long. Was a nice treat to find a gift card in the cache! Thanks, Minnesota State Parks. • Lake Louise State Park: What a wonderful winter day to go geocaching. Thank you to the DNR staff for the new twist on finding this cache. We took the gift card • Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park: What a wonderful winter day to go geocaching. Thank you to the DNR staff for the new twist on finding this cache. We took the gift card and left a trade bead. —Megan Godbold, Project Specialist

Information Technology
Divisional experts to help with Outlook 2007: The transition to Outlook 2007 is scheduled to begin on Dec. 11, 2009, at 5 p.m. for the Central Office and Metro Region. All other locations will begin on Dec. 18, 2009, at 5 p.m. Please continue to check the Transition Information Web page (http://intranet.dnr.state.mn.us/outlook2007_transition/index.html) regularly for updates. In preparation for the transition, several people in our division have agreed to be “resident experts” and took training to be able to assist the rest of us if we have questions about using Outlook 2007. Please call on these people for help related to using Outlook 2007 instead of GroupWise. They are: Dawn Jensen, Pam Murphy, Wanda Swor, Melody Webb, Joan Broten, Magnuson Tyler Gangelhoff, Martha Reger, Roseann Schauer, Lynne Hoeft, Kris Backlund, Megan Godbold, and

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Bryce Anderson. Thank you to all these volunteers for their willingness to help us all through this e-mail transition. —Shannon Flynn, IT Specialist

New on the Web
For visitors seeking campsites, cabins, guesthouses, and other accommodations at Minnesota state parks, new lodging information (including photos, cost, and other details) has been posted at http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/stay_overnight/index.html. Virtual tours of six state trails (using video footage previously seen at the State Fair) are now available online at http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_trails/virtual.html.

Budget Update
Division of Parks and Trails Budget Analysis Completed: Over the past three months Grant Scholen, Jade Templin, and Brian McCann put in more than 500 hours completing a budget analysis for the Division of Parks and Trails. This report was required by the Minnesota Laws of 2009. Deputy Director Forrest Boe presented it to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee on Nov. 16, and then again two days later to the Legislative Citizens Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). The report gives an overview of the Division’s FY2010 budget of $84 million (see graphic), and answers questions about funds needed to operate, maintain, and expand the parks and trails system between now and 2035. Among the report’s findings was the observation that while Parks and Trails Legacy Funding will provide higher service levels for state parks and trails, it will not be adequate to meet all of our system's needs. To maintain current capital and to provide for the expansion of the parks and trails system will require funding will require funding from a mix of sources-including bonding, LCCMR, dedicated accounts, legacy, and the state’s general fund to meet the needs of this growing system. By all accounts, legislators were pleased with the candor and level of detail contained in the 11page report, and it was well received at both hearings. Parks and Trails staff are currently working in collaboration with the University of Minnesota on a 25-year framework for the future of Minnesota’s parks and trails system. A 10-year strategic plan for Parks and Trails is also being crafted. Together, these plans will help refine initial cost estimates and inform decisions regarding the appropriate level and mix of funding needed to achieve future goals and objectives. Discussion of this report and its findings will likely continue in the coming months during the 2010 legislative session. —Ron Potter, Policy and Program Manager

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Legacy Grants
More than $30 million requested for Parks and Trails Legacy Grants: The DNR received applications totaling more than $30 million for the new Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program. Trail project requests totaled $14.6 million and park project requests totaled $15.7 million. There is $3.3 million available in funding for both parks and trails projects. Funding for this grant program is from the Parks and Trails Fund created by the Minnesota Legislature from the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment passed by the voters in 2008. Eligible projects include acquisition, development, restoration, and maintenance of park and trail facilities that are considered of regional or statewide significance. Recipients include counties, cities, townships, and legislatively designated regional parks and trails taxing authorities. The DNR is not an eligible recipient of these grant funds. Grants reimburse recipients up to 75 percent of the total eligible project costs, and recipients must provide a non-state cash match of at least 25 percent. Applications for the first round of grants were due on Nov. 13. For the next round, applications are due March 31, 2010. Information on the grant program can be found on the program webpage: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/grants/recreation/pt_legacy.html or by contacting Andrew.Korsberg@state.mn.us.

Special Events
Parks and Trails staff participate in Winter Outdoor Adventure Expo: Our division participated in the Winter Outdoor Adventure Expo at Midwest Mountaineering for the first time on Nov. 20-22. Jay Krienitz (pictured), Eva Johnson, Megan Godbold, and Rachel Hintzman worked at our booth and talked to hundreds of people about winter recreation opportunities at our facilities around the state. Pat Arndt gave a presentation about upcoming winter events, camping, and ski and snowshoe trails. People were excited to learn about all the places they can use the Great Minnesota Ski Pass and are looking forward to using our ski trails this winter! —Megan Godbold, Project Specialist

State Trails
Paved state trails get bigger stop signs: Larger stop signs have been ordered for all public road crossings along paved state trails, and should be installed by this spring. The Minnesota DOT Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices requires an 18-inch stop sign for shared-use paths where bicycles are required to stop. Although several of the state trails already had 18-inch stop signs, many needed to be upgraded from a 12-inch stop sign. —Grant Scholen, State Trail Program Coordinator

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Wild and Scenic Rivers
A Wild and Scenic Paddle: Blue skies, glistening water, bald eagles following our wooden Voyageur canoes downstream, good spirits, and laughter easily describe an early October inter-agency trip down the Mississippi River to talk about the Minnesota Wild and Scenic Rivers Program, one of the most progressive state wild and scenic rivers programs in the nation. Participants included 14 DNR staff (including Courtland Nelson and Chuck Kartak), National Park Service Superintendant Paul Labovitz and staff, and Wilderness Inquiry’s executive director Greg Lais. Many had never been on this stretch of the Mississippi River and were inspired by its subtle beauty and solitude. Last year, the DNR hired Jay Krienitz to manage the scenic easements program for the Division of Parks and Trails. Jay and Lark Weller from the National Park Service organized this trip to connect people to the river, to discuss the history of the program and to begin a conversation about the future of Wild and Scenic Rivers conservation. How will our division continue to manage the rivers in this system? How can we work together with partners to garner support and appreciation for these wild rivers? No great decisions or proclamations were made this day, but two possible directions were offered by participants—the creation of a rivers advisory group for the DNR and more educational trips, where we can show people why it is important to protect rivers. That part is easy; the river will simply show us all on its own.
Pictured above (left to right): Susan Damon (DNR), Wayne Sames (DNR), Chuck Kartak (DNR), Jay Krienitz (DNR), Lark Weller (NPS), and Megan Godbold (DNR)

—Jay Krienitz, Scenic Easements Coordinator, Wild and Scenic Rivers New Boundaries for a New Division: Last year, the Parks and Trails Division invested in a long-neglected program that manages our Wild and Scenic Rivers System. The Parks and Trails Division is responsible for the management and administration of wild and scenic river recreation and conservation easements stewardship. Our Division is testing new waters for how local managers and staff can work to meet these goals. Recently, Gene Groebner (Afton State Park Manager) and Jay Krienitz (WSR Scenic Easements Coordinator) met with a local landowner to resolve a scenic easement issue just outside of Afton State Park on the Lower St. Croix Scenic Riverway. After a conversation with the landowner, a walk around the property, and a short negotiation, the conservation easement values will be retained through a voluntary (and very positive) cooperative agreement. This is good progress for the program. With 12 DNR scenic easements on the Lower St. Croix River within a few miles of Afton State Park, Gene realized how our new Division allows us an opportunity to look beyond the borders of park boundaries and increase efficiencies through local stewardship of our wild and scenic river easements. “We can now work with neighbors on priority restoration projects. Some of the

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problems we face don’t stop at the boundaries of Afton State Park. Now we can deal with those issues on a larger scale.” Jay and Gene were both excited about the new opportunity to work together. Jay saw the potential for the park to be a steward for existing easements and acquire future ones. “Wild and scenic river easements (scenic easements) are designed to protect the broad values for which the river was protected,” said Jay. “Managing and acquiring easements to benefit the ecological integrity of the park and the watershed are right in line with the intentions for the program.” For more information, please contact Jay Krienitz,, Scenic Easements Coordinator, Wild and Scenic Rivers. A New Partnership with Old Partners: The passage of the Legacy Amendment in 2008 and the subsequent passage of related 2009 legislation have given the Parks and Trails Division an opportunity to partner with the Minnesota Conservation Corps. For 28 years, the Minnesota Conservation Corps (MCC) has provided the Department field services and trained the future workers of the DNR. Roughly one in 10 DNR employees received their initial field training and experience as former MCC, Youth Conservation Corps (YCC), or Young Adult Conservation Corps (YACC) members. In essence, MCC has served as DNR’s human resources farm team, even without a clearly formulated set of training and recruitment goals. From natural resource restoration, to accelerated maintenance of statewide trails, to new outreach efforts, the Division has embarked on a new era of conservation projects. For example, MCC workers (pictured) recently worked with the Parks and Trails Division to install a trail deck/overlook on a Legacy project for the North Shore. “We were able to complete needed safety improvements on a heavily used trail on the North Shore,” says Regional Park Operations Supervisor Mark Kovacovich. “Jordan Schaefer, Park Specialist did an outstanding job taking the lead on the project and working with MCC crews and Tettegouche State Park staff to get it done. This is an excellent example of the talent we have available on the North Shore. We need to continue to find ways to fund these types of energizing ‘in-house/force account’ projects.” For more information, please contact Jay Krienitz, Parks and Trails liaison to the Minnesota Conservation Corps.

Off-highway Vehicles
DNR seeks comments on Environmental Assessment Worksheet for Virginia expansion of the Iron Range Off-highway Vehicle Recreation Area: The DNR is seeking public comments through Dec. 16 on a proposal to develop a 2,704-acre expansion to the existing Iron Range Off-highway Vehicle Recreation Area (OHVRA), in Gilbert, Minn. The proposed expansion site is located one mile north of the existing Iron Range OHVRA, partially within the city of Virginia, Minn. The Virginia expansion site will be managed out of the existing facility, which will be linked to the expansion area by a connector road. This proposed expansion includes the development of the connector 9

road, a core trail system, vehicle-specified trails, and perimeter fencing. A copy of the EAW is available online. Additional copies may be requested by calling 651-259-5157. —Brian McCann, Planner State Forest Classification and Road/Trail Designation: Motor Vehicle Access to Minnesota’s Public Lands: In 2003, Minnesota’s State Legislature called for a “forest-by-forest” review of all 58 state forests, containing 12,132 miles of inventoried routes to evaluate motor vehicle access needs. More than an off-highway vehicle planning exercise, interdisciplinary DNR teams conducted this analysis in concert with county, federal, and tribal land managers to evaluate highway-licensed vehicle travel in the forest. This assessment, which wrapped-up Dec. 31, 2008, covered forestryadministered land within state forests and so-called “scattered state lands,” which are located outside of state forest boundaries. In addition, some county lands and federal lands located within state forests were also evaluated. The scope of this effort was unprecedented. Face-to-face public meetings were an important part of this sometimes acrimonious process. Public interest was understandably very high, and political intervention wasn’t uncommon. Plan implementation is now complete all across the state. All 58 state forests have been signed. Route designations resulting from this process include over 2,300 miles of roads, 831 miles of ATV/OHM trails, 143 miles of single-track OHM trails, 27 miles of ORV trails (i.e., jeep or truck), and 827 miles of non-motorized trails. Over 3,382 miles of routes, or about one-third of all state land routes, have been permanently closed to all or most vehicular traffic. To learn more, log on to www.findthetrails.com and click on “Plans and Proposals.” —Mary Straka, OHV Program Consultant First ORV grant-in-aid trail is funded and underway: Minnesota Trails Assistance Grant Program funds were awarded to the Eveleth-Gilbert Joint Powers Trail Board. The Northern Minnesota Jeepers Off-Road Vehicle Club, which is based in Eveleth, proposed the project to the Trail Board. Project funding of $48,845 is from the Off-Road Vehicle dedicated account. The 4.1-mile trail designed for public use by registered off-road vehicles (ORVs) such as four-wheel-drive trucks and jeeps is located on mostly state-owned lands east of Eveleth. The trail would be closed to all terrain vehicles (ATVs) and off-highway motorcycles (OHMs). The project goal is to create 10-foot-wide hand-cut trails. The location and terrain provide an opportunity to construct a trail rated “more to most-difficult.” The trail’s proximity to the Iron Range OHV Recreation Area will afford area visitors an additional local riding opportunity. Construction primarily involving hand-clearing brush within the treadway has begun. No heavy equipment is planned to be used for development of the trail. The trail will provide a technical off-road experience over natural terrain for ORV drivers. The proposed corridor is primarily on new alignment carefully selected to avoid sensitive areas and provide challenge along a ridge of exposed bedrock. This proposal underwent rigorous interdisciplinary DNR review and has been over eight years in the process. Congratulations to the Tower Area and

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Region 2 staff that worked with the Eveleth-Gilbert Joint Powers Trail Board and Northern Minnesota Jeepers Off-Road Vehicle Club to get this new trail on the ground. —Mary Straka, OHV Program Consultant

Public Water Accesses
Boat ramp and more rehabbed in Oslo: On Nov. 12 Thief River Falls Area Parks and Trails staff completed a rehabilitation project on the Red River of the North in the City of Oslo, Minn. The project included replacing a boat ramp, seeding the site with native vegetation, installing a toilet facility concrete pad and walkway, and adding accessible parking. We are experimenting with a new ramp design by canting the ramp slightly upstream to reduce sedimentation deposition on the ramp. Managing facilities on the Red River can be very interesting with the fluctuating water levels. With the new ramp design, we are optimistic that the river current will assist in keeping the ramp clean. —Wade Miller, Area Supervisor

State Parks
Construction continues at Grand Portage State Park: Grand Portage State Park’s new 5,800-square-foot visitor center, which has been under construction since June 15, is becoming more visible every day. On the north end of the building, one wall has been raising, giving a hint of the windows that will overlook the Pigeon River estuary. The frame-up of the lobby area has also begun, and half of the main entrance walkway has been formed and poured. Earlier this month, the apron for the garage was poured, and seeding and mulching was done around the parking lots and along the highway turn lanes. The park is still closed on weekdays, but it is expected to reopen daily around the first of the year. To see more construction photos, go to http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/grand_portage/index.html —Rick Novitsky, Park Manager, Grand Portage State Park New overnight options added at three state parks: • At William O’Brien State Park, 16 formerly non-electric campsites in the Savanna Campground now have 20/30/50 amp service. All other electric sites in this campground were recently upgraded to 20/30/50 amp service as well. • At Bear Head Lake State Park, 19 formerly non-electric campsites have been converted to electric sites. • Flandrau State Park’s first camper cabin is now open and available to be reserved. Zippel Bay State Park posts award-winning photos: The 2009 Zippel Bay State Park Summer Photo Contest encouraged park visitors to share photos of summer fun at the park. Over 50 photos were submitted, and the winning photos and honorable mentions are now showcased online at http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/zipple_bay/photo_contest.html 11

Nature Sighting
The sighting of an acorn woodpecker (below) at Crow Wing State Park on Nov. 10 brought 25 birders to the campgrounds the next day. Doug Backlund had photographed the bird the previous afternoon and posted his photo on the Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union website (http://moumn.org/cgi-bin/recent.pl). It was a first for Minnesota. The acorn woodpecker is a western bird that can be found in Arizona and California. One of the birders told me that there are 435 birds on the official Minnesota list. This sighting will make number 436, when it gets official approval. Doug is a wellrespected birder. He had picked up a camper at Pequot Lakes and stopped at the park to try it out. Fortunately, he had his binoculars and photo equipment along. —Paul Roth, Park Manager, Crow Wing State Park

Recent Media Coverage
Note: In Office 2007, you need to hit the Control key when you click on any of the hyperlinks below to activate those links. A walk in the park, The Journal (New Ulm), Oct. 25: “Buckthorn is an invasive shrub that is a big problem in Flandrau,” said Gary Tiepel the Flandrau Park Manager. Mike Mulder decided to take it upon himself to remove as much buckthorn from the area near the Indian Point Trail as he could. He is off to a good start. http://www.nujournal.com/page/content.detail/id/510114.html Resolution for Chisholm ATV trail approved, MinnPost.com, Nov. 3: A resolution in support of funding for a proposed 10-mile Chisholm ATV trail was unanimously approved by the Chisholm City Council today. The resolution supports a grant application to the DNR for the Federal Recreational Trail Grant Program for $88,000 in matching funds. http://www.minnpost.com/stories/2009/11/03/13119/110309_this_weeks_minnesota_news_from_ other_media Where is the Zephyr going?, Stillwater Gazette, Nov. 3: The DNR continues to press forward with plans to transform the Zephyr corridor to a trail that would link Stillwater to the Gateway State Trail. The DNR received $700,000 for the potential acquisition of the Zephyr railway a year or two ago, said Kent Skaar, an acquisition section leader with the DNR’s Parks and Trails Division who had been overseeing the Zephyr purchase. http://www.stillwatergazette.com/articles/2009/11/03/headlines/905wc3zephyr.txt Cities seek bonding funds for the Heartland Trail extension, Park Rapids Enterprise, Nov. 4 The 100-mile multi-use Heartland Trail extension from Park Rapids to Moorhead is estimated at $24 million. http://www.parkrapidsenterprise.com/event/article/id/20594/

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Feds might contribute $1 million for river trail, Jordan Independent, Nov. 5: Scott County has a good chance of winning up to $1 million for a three-mile trail along County Road 101 in Shakopee, which would connect a large portion of the Minnesota Valley Trail. The approximately $1.25 million project would be a major step toward completing a state trail intended to run continuously from Belle Plaine to Fort Snelling State Park, according to Tamara Simonich, operations supervisor for the Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area. http://www.jordannews.com/news/activities/feds-might-contribute-1-million-river-trail-111 Shimanski to sponsor Luce Line Trail bill, Hutchinson Leader, Nov. 9: State Rep. Ron Shimanski is introducing a bill in the next legislative session seeking $2.5 million in bonding money to pave the Luce Line State Trail. http://www.hutchinsonleader.com/news/county-politics/shimanski-sponsor-luce-line-trail-bill-111 New Shetek State Park Campground studied, Tracy Headlight Herald, Nov. 11: A new campground is being planned for Lake Shetek State Park. Park Manager Kerry Christoffer says that construction of the new campground is planned for late spring of 2010. The site’s archeological assessment began with a visual inspection for any unusual features. Then about 74 shovel tests to depths of 35 to 40 centimeters were conducted randomly around the site. Subtle evidence of human activity was found. “There were between one and five artifacts in the holes that were positive,” said team leader Dave Radford. Meticulous records are kept of the excavations and what is found. No link available. Over the Edge, Rock County Star Herald, Nov. 12: Luverne High School students tested their courage and their footing on the Sioux quartzite cliffs of Blue Mounds State Park earlier this month. Each year Lifetime Fitness class members learn how to rappel as one of several unique and interesting fitness choices. The class teams up with Luverne members of the Minnesota National Guard, who teach proper form, technique and safety. Lifetime Fitness, offered to seniors in the top academic portion of their class, includes fitness opportunities that students might not otherwise have a chance to try. No link available. Tour a mine of the past, now home to technology of the future, MinnPost, Nov. 18: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources offers virtual tours of state parks on its website. http://www.minnpost.com/minnclips/2009/11/18/13299/to ur_a_mine_of_the_past_now_home_to_technology_of_the _future Expect Gitchi growth spurt, Lake County News Chronicle , Nov. 19: Fans of the Gitchi-Gami State Trail got some good news this fall when it was announced that the Beaver Bay to Silver Bay portion should be paved in the spring. http://www.twoharborsmn.com/event/article/id/19309/

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‘Very delicate’ negotiations are underway for new state park land, Detroit Lakes Online, Nov. 20: Talks to buy land for a Lake Vermilion state park are on hold, the DNR commissioner told a legislative committee, but hope remains that a deal could be completed. Commissioner Mark Holsten said he wants $20 million set aside for land purchase to remain available. http://www.dl-online.com/event/article/id/49108/ State park hunt aims to thin havoc-wreaking deer population, Winona Daily News, Nov. 22: Great River Bluffs State Park is in the final year of a five-year plan to thin the deer population. The first year, 170 deer were shot. Just 30 were killed last year. Park manager Rick Samples said the program is working. The leaves and grasses are growing back, and there are fewer deer being spotted. “If we didn't have this hunt, the park would be overrun with deer,” Samples said. “And you would definitely see some increase in resource damage.” http://www.winonadailynews.com/news/local/article_76f35be8-d721-11de-8e7f001cc4c002e0.html DNR Gift Cards In Time For The Holidays, WCCO-TV, Nov. 24: The gift card, which features a photo of the state's highest waterfall, went on sale Tuesday and can be purchased in person, at Minnesota state parks or by phone or online. Frank Vascellaro reports. http://wcco.com/video/?id=70739@wcco.dayport.com DNR’s Top Ten Hiking Trails, Showcase Minnesota, KARE TV, Nov. 25: Pat Arndt from the DNR joins host Rob Hudson to talk about hiking trails in state parks. The trails are open every day, including holidays. http://www.showcaseminnesota.com/show/client_article.aspx?storyid=829218 Perk to push Minnesota state parks use: gift cards, Pioneer Press, Nov. 25: The DNR on Tuesday unveiled a new state parks gift card that allows the holder to use it for such parks-related expenses as advance registrations, vehicle permits, lodging and clothing or books. http://www.twincities.com/ci_13862039 State parks offer a plethora of winter activities, Post-Bulletin (Rochester), Nov. 28: “There are new activities all the time by our naturalist staff and our park managers and then we have outside groups like Friends of the State Parks that sometimes help out sponsoring events,” said Amy Barrett, public information officer of the DNR’s division of parks and trails. http://www.postbulletin.com/newsmanager/templates/localnews_story.asp?z=31&a=427268

Awards
The “Teacher-Parent Conference” radio spot promoting Minnesota state parks was one of only 18 radio spots (out of hundreds of radio spots entered) recently honored at The Show, an annual competition sponsored by the Advertising Federation of Minnesota. An MP3 version of the ad is attached with this newsletter.

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Personnel News
Coming and Going Claire Plank our temporary, part-time web coordinator, has accepted a full-time position with a private company. In addition to keeping our pages accurate and up to date, she worked with the DNR web team to create a “summer starter kit” and our first-ever lodging pages, and she brought us into the world of “Twitter.” Claire’s last day was Nov. 25. Years of Service 20 Years Terry Holden - Itasca State Park Randy Tvrdik - Lake Carlos State Park 15 Years Daniel McGuire - Blue Mounds State Park 10 Years Diane Yapel - Soudan Underground Mine State Park 5 Years Gretchen Heaser - St. Croix State Park

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DNR Division of Parks and Trails

UPDATE
A News Brief for State Parks and Trails Employees Jan. 6, 2010 Volume 15, Number 1
UPDATE is published and distributed on a monthly basis the first Wednesday in each month. UPDATE is an internal newsletter for employees of the DNR Division of Parks and Trails that is sent via e-mail to all staff on GroupWise. The newsletter should be posted to ensure that employees who are not on GroupWise have access to UPDATE. To keep the two-way communication going, send your news items and comments to: amy.barrett@dnr.state.mn.us. The next UPDATE will be published on Wednesday, Feb. 3. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, Jan. 27.

From the Director
MnUSA 2010 Winter Rendezvous Some of our staff from around the state will be involved in the MnUSA Snowmobile Conference in Hinckley Feb. 12-14. This annual event brings together most of the clubs and organizations that work with Parks and Trails in our snowmobile management and grant activities. With over 22,000 miles of trails groomed by either Parks and Trails staff or local organizations, it is an important series of meetings and activities for the participants. There will be rides in the St. Croix State Park area as well as west of Hinckley to other parts of the area trails system. For those snowmobilers coming to St. Croix State Park, naturalists from around the region are pitching in to provide a series of family friendly activities. Several committees will meet with staff and fellow members regarding grant management and reimbursement issues, legislation, safety and general industry issues. Plans are currently for the Governor to be in attendance for a ride on Saturday, followed by an auction and a banquet. Hosted by four of the local clubs, this roving event moves around the state each year and provides an opportunity for some of the owners of the 250,000 snowmobiles in Minnesota to work with local and state government interests to provide the best services possible. There is an expectation of 300 attendees. Bill Morrissey Many of you are aware that the former Parks Director, Regional Director and Forester Bill Morrissey has had a tough new year. He was having some vision problems during his ski trip to Colorado in late December and, following a quick trip back to St. Paul for evaluation, was found to have a brain tumor. His surgery went well, and he had been home for several days, getting ready for post-surgery treatments and adjusting to his short-term condition (no driving and limited karaoke performances). Many of you have called or e-mailed, which has been great therapy for him. With a new computer system and family and friends to help out, he was falling into a good routine. However, over the last weekend, he started to have some other issues and is back in the hospital for a few days. He asked me to mention this to you, because he will not be able to take your calls (651-739-1736) or respond to e-mails (billmorrisseymn@comcast.net) for a short period. If you have cards that you

would like to send to Bill, please send them to Lynda Zoet here in St. Paul, and we will get them out to his place quickly. Bike Tourism Summit on April 29 We are formalizing plans for a one-day meeting in the St. Cloud area to address the future of local and regional bicycle tourism in Minnesota in late spring. Under the guidance of Explore Minnesota Tourism and in cooperation with MnDOT, the National Park Service, the Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota, and local government interests, we hope to create energy and knowledge around the developing market for bike tourism. We will be targeting local convention and visitor bureaus, hotels and motels, restaurants, bike shops, local government representatives, tourism leaders, and special interest groups to listen to success stories, share information on market-based issues, and connect with service providers throughout the state. Grant Scholen from our staff will be leading the effort, with several other staff and volunteers contributing their expertise. Our initial work has been to get all the agreements in place and to get a notice out to “save the date” to potential attendees. At the area level and park you may be asked about this event. Grant and his team will be getting the appropriate information to you for your understanding and support. Happy New Year. Be safe.

Courtland Nelson
Clarification: In last month’s column, credit for the “Through the Lens of the Camera” actually should have gone to Joe Courneya of the University of Minnesota Extension 4H program and local educator Steve Maanum. They developed the program over the past two years with a science grant and now use it with schools in the northwest region of the state. Thanks to Connie Cox for setting the record straight.

Public Affairs and Marketing
More than 1800 Minnesota State Parks gift cards sold: As of Jan. 4, Minnesota state park gift card sales totaled 1,814, with a total value of $66,135. Here are some additional facts about the gift card sales: • The 1,000th card was sold at Lake Bemidji State Park on Dec. 16. • Sales peaked on Dec. 18 and 19 with more than 100 cards sold each day. • The card for the largest amount ($500) was sold at Flandrau State Park. • The majority of cards purchased were for $25 (785 cards), followed by $50 (326 cards), $10 (136 cards), $20 (129 cards), and $30 (113 cards), • 112 cards were purchased for amounts of $100 or more. • The majority of the cards were purchased online (51 percent), with 40 percent purchased at state parks and the central office and 9 percent through ReserveMN’s call center. —Bill Anderson, Reservation and Revenue System Project Manager

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Geocaching Wildlife Safari
Critter Cache finds continue to climb: The total number of Critter Cache “finds” logged online at www.geocaching.com was up to 11,072 as of the end of December (including 17 gift card finds logged so far). The chart below shows how the total has been growing since the Geocaching Wildlife Safari began May 2. —Megan Godbold, Project Specialist

Geocacher finds 63 Critter Caches and great customer service: Bart Flentje, who was the 18th geocacher to complete the Geocaching History Challenge presented by Best Buy® and is well on his way to completing the Geocaching Wildlife Safari, paid a visit to the Central Office on Dec. 18. He had found 63 of the Critter Caches, but he was missing some of the stamps he needed in his Passport Club booklet. He also wanted to collect the patches he had earned. Gloria Bjornsen and Kristel Peters were happy to help. A Rosemount resident, Flentje has traveled widely, logging about 3,300 total geocache finds to date, and often caches with his 67-year-old mother, Norvina, who has over 1,000 finds herself. “One thing is for sure,” he said. “You’ve got some of the best real estate in the world!”

Gateway Initiative
Regional Initiative Funds available: You may be hearing from your DNR colleagues about “Regional Initiative Funds” for special projects in your park or trail. The purpose is to provide seed money that will facilitate regional interdisciplinary efforts to address declining participation in nature-based recreation by utilizing the infrastructure and geographic distribution of Minnesota state parks and trails as a gateway to the outdoors. If you’d like more details, contact your regional manager or regional information officer. —Pat Arndt, Planning, Public Affairs & IT Manager 3

Information Technology
Don’t forget—experts can help with Outlook 2007: Several people in our division have agreed to be “resident experts” and took training to be able to assist the rest of us if we have questions about using Outlook 2007. Please call on these people for help related to using Outlook 2007 instead of GroupWise. They are: Dawn Jensen, Pam Murphy, Wanda Swor, Melody Webb, Joan Broten, Magnuson Tyler Gangelhoff, Martha Reger, Roseann Schauer, Lynne Hoeft, Kris Backlund, Megan Godbold, and Bryce Anderson. Thank you to all these volunteers for their willingness to help us all through this e-mail transition. —Shannon Flynn, IT Specialist

New on the Web
Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park virtual tour: Check out the new YouTube-style video tour of Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park at http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/virtual_tours.html. More virtual tours of state parks and state trails are coming soon.

Special Events
Families ring in new year at Fort Snelling State Park’s candlelight event: Word has been spreading about the annual family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration at Fort Snelling State Park, and this year (the fourth year of the event) Park Manager Bob Piotrowski estimates that approximately 1,300 people showed up to enjoy an evening of hiking under the beautiful blue moon, followed by hot chocolate, cider, and s’mores around a fire. Photographer Steve Zumwalt (brother of Parks Worker Cheryl Zumwalt) snapped this shot of a family on one of the candlelit trails.

State Parks
Camper cabins arrive at Afton State Park: Two of our four camper cabins were delivered on December 30. The STS crew has completed the deck and ramp work on these two. I am waiting for a quote from the electrician to make the final connection. Then, after the electrical inspection and the Labor and Industry inspection these should be ready to occupy. We are hoping they will be available for our Feb. 6 Candlelight Snowshoe night. —Gene Groebner, Park Manager, Afton State Park

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Reservation Update: Wondering how reservations are looking for 2010? The chart below shows the percentage of reservable inventory that is currently reserved (as of Dec. 29, 2009) for Saturday evening overnight stays on the three major holiday weekends of the spring/summer vacation season. Note that most of the camper cabins and more than half of the electric campsites and lodging already are reserved for Memorial weekend. Memorial Day Overall Electric campsites Non-electric campsites Camper cabins Lodging 32% 60% 13% 88% 62% July 4 22% 43% 11% 67% 30% Labor Day 16% 30% 7% 51% 39%

Scenic overlooks installed at Gooseberry Falls State Park: Staff from Gooseberry Falls and Tettegouche state parks teamed up with MCC crews to complete three scenic overlooks at Gooseberry Falls State Park this fall. The crews installed two decks and an overlook on the bluffs of Lake Superior and one deck overlooking the mouth of the Gooseberry River. Crews also installed more than 60 feet of railing to create safe viewing areas for visitors at Upper Falls on the Gooseberry River. These projects were funded with a grant from Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program and the NOAA. —Jordan Schaefer, Park Specialist, Two Harbors No free ice fishing at Minnesota state parks—yet: Recently, we have received a number of questions related to free fishing in state parks. The 2009 legislation that authorized free fishing does not include language that allows for free fishing through the ice. The department is proposing a technical change in the Angling in a State Park language to allow for angling through the ice, but by the time it works its way through various committees when the legislature reconvenes in February, the realistic enactment date will be the winter of 2010-11. —Chuck Kartak, Assistant Director

Recent Media Coverage
Note: In Office 2007, you need to hit the Control key when you click on any of the hyperlinks below to activate those links. Crosby hopes trail leads to better days, Brainerd Dispatch, Dec. 5: Much of the area buzz is centered on two-wheeled recreation. The planned mountain bike trails in the Cuyuna Country State Recreational Area are considered a ray of hope and something that is a common conversation thread…The biggest economic boom may be coming with the 20-plus miles of mountain bike 5

trails being constructed next summer. She pointed to the online buzz about the trails from blogs and Web sites far removed from the Cuyuna Range. http://www.brainerddispatch.com/stories/120509/new_20091205054.shtml Cave tour gives glimpse of some of the area’s most seldomseen spots, Winona Daily News, Dec. 6: “The southeast corner of Minnesota has most of the caves,” said park ranger Dave Palmquist, who pointed out the stalactites and rock formations with a flashlight. “And most of them, nobody has ever seen.” http://www.winonadailynews.com/news/local/article_88fef9e0e217-11de-8b79-001cc4c002e0.html Snowmobilers looking forward to trails, Albert Lea Tribune, Dec. 18: Mark White, park manager of Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park and Lake Louise State Park, commended the multiple clubs around southern Minnesota for all the work they do to operate the trails. “You can start out your way and ride all the way to the Mississippi on these trails,” White said. http://www.albertleatribune.com/news/2009/dec/14/snowmobilers-lookingforward-trails/ Frontenac showcased on 2010 Minnesota park permits, Fox 47 (Rochester/Austin/Mason City), Dec. 21: A soaring eagle will get you into Minnesota's state parks in 2010, or at least the one depicted on the newest Department of Natural Resources windshield sticker. http://www.myfox47.com/Global/story.asp?S=11711728 DNR reminds Minnesota state park visitors not to hike or take pets on groomed ski trails, ABC Newspapers (Anoka County Union, Blaine-Spring Lake Park Life, Coon Rapids Herald), Dec. 22: With fresh snow on the ground and crews busy grooming trails for crosscountry skiing and snowmobiling at Minnesota state parks and recreation areas, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a few reminders for visitors about winter trail rules. http://abcnewspapers.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=10303&Itemid=73 Exploring winter—As the snow flies, let the winter fun begin, Brainerd Dispatch, Dec. 26: The state recently released its 2009-10 Minnesota State Parks Programs & Special Events catalog, which lists more than 130 ways to enjoy winter at state parks, including Take-A-Kid Ice Fishing clinics, maple syruping demonstrations and, of course, the popular candlelight ski and snowshoe events. With the snow, there's plenty to do at state parks this winter. http://www.brainerddispatch.com/stories/122609/out_20091226020.shtml State park cards sell briskly, Pioneer Press, Dec. 27: The Minnesota DNR's Parks Division has sold 1,700 state-park gift cards since they went on sale earlier this fall, raising about $60,000 for parks. The cards are good for state park camping, cabin and equipment rental or for gift purchase

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in park stores. They can be purchased by calling 866-857-2757, online at stayatmnparks.com or at any state park. State park permits for 2010 are also on sale now. http://www.twincities.com/outdoors/ci_14066822?nclick_check=1 Best Entertainment Bets for Dec. 27-Jan. 2, Pioneer Press, Dec. 25 and 27: Thursday: Celebrate the new year with a candlelight walk through the woods. This annual event will hold extra magic this year because it falls on a blue moon, the night of the second full moon in a single month. Walk along a flat and easy three-mile trail that winds through a floodplain forest, alongside a couple of small lakes and by a backwater of the Minnesota River. The trail is lit with flickering candles and ice luminaries. Finish with hot cider and s’mores in the Visitor Center or around a bonfire. http://www.twincities.com/entertainment/ci_14057765?nclick_check=1 2010: New year, new state laws, Star Tribune, Dec. 31: Until now, people who visited Minnesota got a free ride on the state’s ATV trails. Now nonresidents will have to buy a $21 annual ATV trail pass to ride on state or grant-in-aid trails. http://www.startribune.com/politics/state/80384787.html?page=2&c=y Grants in place to fund area trail construction, Houston County News, Dec. 30: The existing Root River Trail extends about 43 miles, so with the extension, more than 60 miles of Minnesota trails would be linked to about 100 miles of western Wisconsin bike trails. http://www.houstonconews.com/articles/2009/12/30/news/01trails.txt Is trail big enough for bikes, horses?, Rochester Post-Bulletin, Dec. 25: A five-mile trail link from near Rochester to Chester Woods Park, part of an eventual 50-mile regional trail loop, is being prepped for construction in 2010... The trail would connect eight cities—Rochester, Eyota, Dover, St. Charles, Elba, Plainview, Elgin and Viola. Also two state parks—Whitewater and Carley—plus Olmsted County's Chester Woods Park. Trail plans, drawn by the Department of Natural Resources, call for a 10-foot-wide paved bike path alongside a four-foot grassy strip for horses. http://www.postbulletin.com/newsmanager/templates/localnews_story.asp?z=2&a=430941 DNR Candlelight Events, “Showcase Minnesota,” KARE-11, Dec. 31: Planning and Public Affairs Manager Pat Arndt discusses the 30 candlelight events taking place at Minnesota state parks and trails this winter. She also explains how to make ice candles. http://www.showcaseminnesota.com/show/client_article.aspx?storyid=83 3973 Minnesota State Park winter calendar is full of ideas, KARE-11, Jan. 6: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has more than 100 different ways to celebrate a Minnesota winter. There are places to drop a line for some ice fishing. There’s snowy geocaching for prizes. And lots of places to snowshoe. “Snowshoeing is one of those really old activities. It goes back 6000 years,” Chuck Kartak, assistant director of the DNR’s Parks and Trails Division said. “One

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of the nice things about it is you don’t need a trail. Snowshoes were designed to go cross country. You can go anywhere in a Minnesota state park, except for a set ski trail.” http://www.kare11.com/news/local/mornings/sunrise_article.aspx?storyid=834823&catid=16 That’s my hat! Boating (World’s Largest Powerboat Magazine), November/December 2009: Along Minnesota’s waterways you can find a 500-pound ant, a dragonfly the size of a young maple tree and a 25-foot-tall sturgeon. They are sculptures made from junk found in Minnesota’s waterways. The art brings attention to the Minnesota DNR’s Adopt-a-River program, created to help clean the trash from the state’s shorelines…The project spawns this question from Adopt-aRiver coordinator Paul Nordell: “What’s in your waterway?” No link available. Junk Pile: Off-roaders clean a floodplain (and have some fun), Minnesota Off-road Magazine, December 2009-January 2010: The Lunatic Wrecking Team was a part of about 50 off-road enthusiasts and members of the Minnesota 4-Wheel Drive Assn. Assisting the DNR in one of its largest clean-up projects. This is the sixth year that off-road members have helped the DNR, and its third year at the Minnesota River Restoration Project in Belle Plaine. In appreciation of their work, the DNR recognizes the MN4WDA on a sponsor plaque at the site entrance. No link available. Green acres, The Redwood Gazette, Dec. 21: The Minnesota River Green Corridor Project got a major boost recently from the National Park Service, which is going to provide technical assistance in helping it create a plan to better utilize the designated water trail along a 45-mile stretch of the Minnesota River from Granite Falls to Fort Ridgely. No link available.

From Our Customers
From a geocacher who found the Critter Cache at Wild River State Park and logged the find at geocaching.com on Dec. 20: We found this one while cross country skiing for the first time. We stayed in one of the camper cabins here and had a great time learning to cross country ski, geocaching, and enjoying a beautiful MN winter weekend at Wild River State Park! Thanks!! From a recent visitor to Minneopa State Park: Thanks for your helpfulness and hospitality during our stay at Minneopa. Nothing special, but attached are a few pix of our hike up the creek. Have a good one. —Ken Barker (submitted by Regional Park Operations Supervisor Jeff Sieve via Minneopa State Park Manager Wayne Boerner)

Personnel News
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35 Years Dan Collins - Central Regional Headquarters 30 Years Robert Hattenberger - Moose Lake Office 25 Years Jon Kallberg - Split Rock Lighthouse State Park Brian Johnson - Tower Office 10 Years Kevin Johnson - Two Harbors Office 5 Years James Kessel - St. Croix State Park

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Account Balances As Of: 1/25/10 (Including Salary Expenditures for Pay Periods Ending On or Before: 1/15/10) Obligated Amounts for Object Classes 1A0 and 1B0 are Current Modified Payroll Obligation Amounts from SEMA4 FY 10 Region: DNR REGION 2 10 300 405 CZM PARKS NOAA YR5
Allotment Object Class Allotted Salary Obligation Encumbered Expended Balance % Bal

10 300 42G0 405 - CZM PARKS GOOSEBERRY STONE TBL (Status = A) 1B0 PART-TIME, SEASONAL, LABOR SER 7,351.92 1C0 OVERTIME PAY 25.69 2J0 SUPPLIES 4,868.97 2M0 OTHER OPERATING COSTS 5,140.54 2N0 AGENCY INDIRECT COSTS 1,000.00 2P0 STATEWIDE INDIRECT COSTS 18.88 Totals for Allotment: 10 300 42G0 405 $18,406.00 Totals for Appropriation: 10 300 405 $18,406.00

0.08 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 $0.08 $0.08

3,700.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 $3,700.00 $3,700.00

3,651.92 25.69 5,688.87 5,140.54 180.10 18.88 $14,706.00 $14,706.00

0.00 % 0.00 0.00 % 0.00 (819.90) (16.84)% 0.00 % 0.00 81.99 % 819.90 0.00 % 0.00 $0.00 0.00 % $0.00

Parameter Selections: Display Open Prior Year Accounts: No, Region: R200 to R200, FY 2010 to 2010, Fund: 300 to 300, Appr: 405 to 405, Orgn: 42G0 to 42G0, Status: *ALL* Sort Selection: Regional Sort = Yes/Programmatic Sort = No/Orgn or Appr Sort = Appropriation

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Account Balances As Of: 1/25/10 (Including Salary Expenditures for Pay Periods Ending On or Before: 1/15/10) Obligated Amounts for Object Classes 1A0 and 1B0 are Current Modified Payroll Obligation Amounts from SEMA4 FY 10 Region: DNR REGION 2 10 300 405 CZM PARKS NOAA YR5
Allotment Object Class Allotted Salary Obligation Encumbered Expended Balance % Bal

Totals for Fund: 300 FY 10 Region: DNR REGION 2

$18,406.00 $18,406.00

$0.08 $0.08

$3,700.00 $3,700.00

$14,706.00 $14,706.00

$0.00 $0.00

Parameter Selections: Display Open Prior Year Accounts: No, Region: R200 to R200, FY 2010 to 2010, Fund: 300 to 300, Appr: 405 to 405, Orgn: 42G0 to 42G0, Status: *ALL* Sort Selection: Regional Sort = Yes/Programmatic Sort = No/Orgn or Appr Sort = Appropriation

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Allotment Object Class Grand Total: Allotted $18,406.00 Salary Obligation $0.08 Encumbered $3,700.00 Expended $14,706.00 Balance $0.00 % Bal

Parameter Selections: Display Open Prior Year Accounts: No, Region: R200 to R200, FY 2010 to 2010, Fund: 300 to 300, Appr: 405 to 405, Orgn: 42G0 to 42G0, Status: *ALL* Sort Selection: Regional Sort = Yes/Programmatic Sort = No/Orgn or Appr Sort = Appropriation

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10 300 405 CZM PARKS NOAA YR5
FY Allotment
Doc Type Trans # & Line Accept Dt Vendor Nbr Vendor Name Invoice Nbr PO Number Obj Cd Act/Rept.Cat/Project Amount

10 300 42G0 405 - CZM PARKS GOOSEBERRY STONE TBL
PV PV PV PV PV PV PV PV PV PV 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 20600017838 208969411 A 208969411 B 209018330 A 209018330 B 209021100 A 209021100 B 209038943 A 209038943 B 209047691 A 07 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 9/22/09 9/28/09 9/28/09 10/30/09 10/30/09 11/2/09 11/2/09 11/13/09 11/13/09 11/19/09 VISA AUGUST SCHAEFER 9070299228/845667815 9070299228/845667815 B MNTWH3429 MNTWH0082 MNTWH3429 MNTWH0082 B MNTWH3552 MNTWH0082 MNTWH3552 MNTWH0082 B MNTWH3577 MNTWH0082 MNTWH3577 MNTWH0082 B MNTWH0082 MNTWH3672 DNR GOOSEB 11/19/09 State Sales Tax MNTWH0082 MNTWH3672 DNR GOOSEB 12/1/09 20002663803 FASTENAL CO WINONA MNTWH3720 MNTWH0082 12/1/09 State Sales Tax MNTWH3720 MNTWH0082 B 12/30/09 11436900800 NORTHERN SAFETY CO INC P259141300018 0011111648 12/30/09 State Sales Tax P259141300018 0011111648 B 1/6/10 20002663803 FASTENAL CO WINONA MNTWH4050 MNTWH0082 1/6/10 State Sales Tax MNTWH4050 MNTWH0082 B 1/15/10 MVD FY8 WR FY& FUND J SCH 1/15/10 MVD FY8 WR FY& FUND J SCH Total for Object Class: SUPPLIES NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT 10185000405 GRAINGER W W INC DULUTH State Sales Tax 20002663803 FASTENAL CO WINONA State Sales Tax 20002663803 FASTENAL CO WINONA State Sales Tax 20002663803 FASTENAL CO WINONA State Sales Tax 20002663803 FASTENAL CO WINONA 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 783.19 357.80 24.60 62.23 4.28 25.73 1.77 264.81 18.21 250.50 17.22 174.17 11.97 101.21 6.96 218.24 15.00 2,084.06 1,266.92 $5,688.87 2,505.00 2,635.54 $5,140.54 86.74 12.72 1.58 1.15 13.18 1.77 62.96

PV 2 209047691 B 01 PV PV PV PV PV PV JV JV 1 2 1 2 1 2 209061409 A 209061409 B 209102430 A 209102430 B 209108676 A 209108676 B 20000000053 20000000053 01 01 01 01 01 01

2J00 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J0 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA9 / / 2CA9 / / 2CA9 / / 2CA9 / / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090

PV 1 209096168 A 01 JV 20000000053

12/24/09 20040910300 MINNESOTA CONSERVATION CORPS B-501-10489 1/15/10 MVD FY8 WR FY& FUND J SCH Total for Object Class: OTHER OPERATING COSTS 10/30/09 11/3/09 11/3/09 11/3/09 11/3/09 11/3/09 11/3/09 NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT 1ST QTR INV 10166 FUND 300 1ST QTR INV 10166 FUND 300 1ST QTR INV 10166 FUND 300 1ST QTR INV 10166 FUND 300 1ST QTR INV 10166 FUND 300 1ST QTR INV 10166 FUND 300 1ST QTR INV 10166 FUND 300

2010B33766A 2M00 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 2M00 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 2M0 2N00 2N00 2N00 2N00 2N00 2N00 2N00 / 2CA9 / / 2CA9 / / 2CA9 / / 2CA9 / / 2CA9 / / 2CA9 / / 2CA9 /

PV PV PV PV PV PV PV

2 2 2 2 2 2 2

FM600010578 FM600010593 FM600010594 FM600010595 FM600010596 FM600010597 FM600010598

10 10 10 10 10 10 10

Parameter Selections - FY: 2010 to 2010, Fund: 300 to 300, Appr: 405 to 405, Orgn: 42G0 to 42G0, Region: R200 to R200 Sort Selection: Regional Sort = Yes/Programmatic Sort = No/Orgn or Appr Sort = Appropriation/Vendor Sort = No

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Expenditure Detail Report
Selected Date Range 11/26/08 to 1/25/10

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Region: DNR REGION 2

10 300 405 CZM PARKS NOAA YR5
FY Allotment
Doc Type Trans # & Line Accept Dt Vendor Nbr Vendor Name Invoice Nbr PO Number Obj Cd Act/Rept.Cat/Project Amount

10 300 42G0 405 - CZM PARKS GOOSEBERRY STONE TBL
Total for Object Class: AGENCY INDIRECT COSTS PV 6 FM600010555 10 10/28/09 G10 IDC02093120 FUND 300 Total for Object Class: STATEWIDE INDIRECT COSTS Total for Allotment: 10 Total for Appropriation: 10 2N0 2P00 / 2CA9 / 2P0 300 42G0 405 300 0000 405 $180.10 18.88 $18.88 $11,028.39 $11,028.39

Parameter Selections - FY: 2010 to 2010, Fund: 300 to 300, Appr: 405 to 405, Orgn: 42G0 to 42G0, Region: R200 to R200 Sort Selection: Regional Sort = Yes/Programmatic Sort = No/Orgn or Appr Sort = Appropriation/Vendor Sort = No

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Printed on 1/26/10 Printed at 9:58 am

Region: DNR REGION 2

10 300 405 CZM PARKS NOAA YR5
FY Allotment
Doc Type Trans # & Line Accept Dt Vendor Nbr Vendor Name Invoice Nbr PO Number Obj Cd Act/Rept.Cat/Project Amount

Region: DNR REGION 2

11,028.39

Parameter Selections - FY: 2010 to 2010, Fund: 300 to 300, Appr: 405 to 405, Orgn: 42G0 to 42G0, Region: R200 to R200 Sort Selection: Regional Sort = Yes/Programmatic Sort = No/Orgn or Appr Sort = Appropriation/Vendor Sort = No

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Region: DNR REGION 2

10 300 405 CZM PARKS NOAA YR5
FY Allotment
Doc Type Trans # & Line Accept Dt Vendor Nbr Vendor Name Invoice Nbr PO Number Obj Cd Act/Rept.Cat/Project Amount

Report Grand Total:

$11,028.39

Parameter Selections - FY: 2010 to 2010, Fund: 300 to 300, Appr: 405 to 405, Orgn: 42G0 to 42G0, Region: R200 to R200 Sort Selection: Regional Sort = Yes/Programmatic Sort = No/Orgn or Appr Sort = Appropriation/Vendor Sort = No

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Expenditure Detail Report
Selected Date Range 12/26/08 to 1/25/10

Printed on 1/26/10 Printed at 10:03 am

Region: DNR REGION 2

08 500 465 ST PARK & SRA ACQ & DEV L08
FY Allotment
Doc Type Trans # & Line Accept Dt Vendor Nbr Vendor Name Invoice Nbr PO Number Obj Cd Act/Rept.Cat/Project Amount

08 500 42C0 465 - SP/SRA ACQ & DEV REGION 2
PV 1 209041440 A 01 11/16/09 20062119800 FOSTER JEFF TRUCKING INC 103897A GOOTWO Total for Object Class: COMMUNICATIONS 9/28/09 9/28/09 9/28/09 9/28/09 10/26/09 10/26/09 10/27/09 10/27/09 10/30/09 10/30/09 11/2/09 11/3/09 11/3/09 11/3/09 11/3/09 11/13/09 11/13/09 11/20/09 11/20/09 11/23/09 02294601200 B & F FASTENER SUPPLY State Sales Tax 02294601200 B & F FASTENER SUPPLY State Sales Tax 20064867100 CONTECH BRIDGE SOLUTIONS INC State Sales Tax NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT 10665800000 PAGE & HILL FOREST PRODUCTS State Sales Tax 20064867100 CONTECH BRIDGE SOLUTIONS INC 20064867100 CONTECH BRIDGE SOLUTIONS INC State Sales Tax 12260100207 PROBUILD GRAND RAPIDS State Sales Tax 03485801400 CHIPPEWA FOREST WOOD PRODUCTS State Sales Tax 08885000800 NORTH SHORE STEEL INC State Sales Tax NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT 925128 DNRGOO 925128 DNRGOO B 926214/DNRGOO 926214/DNRGOO B 963064 963064 B VISA SEPT 2009 HOEFT FY08 VISA SALES TAX 9/09 HOEFT FY08 24170 24170 B EF#04275908 963064 963064 B 0335-00395390 0335-00323350 0335-00395390 0335-00323350 B 10/23/09 10/23/09 B 3726 TEMPERANCE 3726 TEMPERANCE B VISA 10-30-09 JORDAN SCHAEFER VISA TAX DUE OCT SCHAEFER MNTWH3699 MNTWH0082 MNTWH3699 MNTWH0082 B VISA DEC '09 JORDAN SCHAEFER VISA TAX '09 J SCHAEFER VISA TAX '09 J SCHAEFER MV PMTS TO FY 10 300/42G0 MV PMTS TO FY 10 300/42G0 2F00 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 2F0 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 2J00 / / / / / / / / / 2CA0 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA0 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA0 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA0 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA0 / / 2CA0 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA0 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA0 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA0 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA0 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA0 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 / / 4CZM4090 / / 4CZM4090 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA0 / 4CZM4090 250.00 $250.00 1,375.23 94.55 318.00 21.86 3,545.00 243.72 224.19 15.42 2,488.10 171.06 (3,545.00) 3,545.00 243.72 2,227.50 153.14 600.00 41.25 1,950.00 134.06 118.95 8.07 63.71 4.38 333.94 7.20 15.77 (2,635.54) (2,084.06)

PV PV PV PV PV PV PV PV PV PV CR PV PV PV PV PV PV PV PV PV PV PV PV PV PV PV JV JV

1 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2

208969376 A 208969376 B 208969405 A 208969405 B 209011282 A 209011282 B 20600017988 20600017994 209018841 A 209018841 B 89900003873 209022493 A 209022493 B 209023895 A 209023895 B 209038946 A 209038946 B 209050637 A 209050637 B 20600018059 20600018067 209061400 A 209061400 B 20600018161 20600018165 20600018165 20000000052 20000000052

01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 02

2034577576A 2034577576B 20000002326 20000002327 2034578028A 2034578028B 2034607932A 2034607932B 2034573998A 2034573998B 2034586654A 2034586654B 2034578057A 2034578057B 20000002333

11/23/09 FINANCE NON-OPERATING 12/1/09 20002663803 FASTENAL CO WINONA 12/1/09 State Sales Tax 12/21/09 NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT 12/22/09 FINANCE NON-OPERATING 12/22/09 FINANCE NON-OPERATING 1/15/10 1/15/10

20000002334 2J00 2J00 2J00 20000002339 2J00 20000002340 2J00 20000002340 2J00 2J00 2J00

Parameter Selections - FY: 2008 to 2008, Fund: 500 to 500, Appr: 465 to 465, Orgn: 42C0 to 42C0, Region: R200 to R200 Sort Selection: Regional Sort = Yes/Programmatic Sort = No/Orgn or Appr Sort = Appropriation/Vendor Sort = No

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08 500 465 ST PARK & SRA ACQ & DEV L08
FY Allotment
Doc Type Trans # & Line Accept Dt Vendor Nbr Vendor Name Invoice Nbr PO Number Obj Cd Act/Rept.Cat/Project Amount

08 500 42C0 465 - SP/SRA ACQ & DEV REGION 2
JV 20000000052 1/15/10 MV PMTS TO FY 10 300/42G0 Total for Object Class: SUPPLIES NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT V10042 Total for Object Class: EQUIPMENT POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY 2J00 / 2CA0 / 4CZM4090 2J0 20000002341 2K40 / / 4CZM4090 2K0 04000000911 2M50 / / 20000002310 2034551836A 2034594463A 2034594463B 2M00 2M50 2M00 2M00 2M0 / / / / / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 / 2CA9 / 4CZM4090 (1,266.92) $8,412.30 152.44 $152.44 400.00 400.00 2,150.00 2,466.00 169.54 $5,585.54 8,539.50 1,300.00 7,701.50 6,314.50 8,322.00 50.00 14,235.00 320.00 7,920.50 7,774.50 $62,477.50 / / / / / / / / 616,711.48 129,372.43 123,072.30 103,342.29 $972,498.50 $1,049,376.28

PV 2 20600018166 41

12/22/09

PV 2 04600003027 01 PV PV PV PV 2 1 1 2 20600017825 208961805 A 209041180 A 209041180 B 10 01 01 01

STORMWATER PERMIT/GRND PORTAGE 9/22/09 NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT VISA AUGUST KOVACOVICH 9/22/09 20064059300 TWIN PORTS ENVIRONMENTAL DR-82109 11/16/09 20027366700 PAULS WELDING 1381 11/16/09 State Sales Tax 1381 B Total for Object Class: OTHER OPERATING COSTS 6/9/09 6/9/09 7/23/09 9/16/09 10/8/09 10/27/09 10/30/09 12/1/09 12/17/09 1/11/10 LABOR AND INDUSTRY DEPT LABOR AND INDUSTRY DEPT NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT 20080467 GRAND PORTAGE PMT 20080467 GRAND PORTAGE SRCH R290000000P882 /PKS JUN MR/FAC NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT R290000000P915 /PROF SER 07-09 NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT R290000000P931 /PARKS FAC 8/09 LABOR AND INDUSTRY DEPT 096572 PLMB GRAND PORTAGE NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT R290000000P949 /PROF SVS 09/09 NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT R290000000P968 MIS PRO SVC OCT NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT R290000000P967 /PARKS OCT 09 NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT R290000000P985 MR PROF SER NOV Total for Object Class: AGENCY PROVIDED PROF/TECH SERV

8/3/09

PV 2 08600004914 01 PV 2 08600004915 01 PV 6 04600003011 02 PV PV PV PV PV 6 6 2 6 6 04600003061 04600003079 08600005255 04600003087 04600003103 04 02 01 03 03

08000000586 2S10 / / 08000000586 2S10 / / 04000000910 2S00 / / 04000000910 04000000910 08000000643 04000000910 04000000910 2S00 2S00 2S10 2S00 2S00 / / / / / / / / / /

PV 6 04600003118 06 PV 6 04600003132 02

04000000910 2S00 / / 04000000910 2S00 / / 2S0 2034532482A 2034532482A 2034532482A 2034532482A 3D00 3D00 3D00 3D00 3D0

PV PV PV PV

1 1 1 1

208948052 A 208984356 A 209047329 A 209124853 A

01 01 01 01

9/11/09 10/7/09 11/19/09 1/15/10

20065869301 20065869301 20065869301 20065869301

NORTHLAND CONSTRUCTORS 2009-107-02 PARTIAL PMNT (1) NORTHLAND CONSTRUCTORS 2009-107-02 PARTIAL PMNT (2) NORTHLAND CONSTRUCTORS 2009-107-02 PARTIAL PMNT 3 NORTHLAND CONSTRUCTORS 2009-107-02 PMNT 4 FINAL Total for Object Class: HIGHWAYS, BRIDGES, & AIRPORTS

Total for Allotment: 08 Parameter Selections - FY: 2008 to 2008, Fund: 500 to 500, Appr: 465 to 465, Orgn: 42C0 to 42C0, Region: R200 to R200 Sort Selection: Regional Sort = Yes/Programmatic Sort = No/Orgn or Appr Sort = Appropriation/Vendor Sort = No

500 42C0 465

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