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Grantee: Minnesota Department of Transportation Project Title: Cascade River Wayside Restoration: Phase 4 Project Description: The grantee proposes to restore the Cascade River Wayside according to Secretary of the Interior's Standards. Specifically, the grantee intends to restore the portion of the structure which becomes the bridge and stone rail over the Cascade River, including concrete work, stone curb and walkway, pedestrian railing, overlook trail and stone steps to lake, guardrail replacement, and cleaning/resetting of original bridge plaque. Amount: $96,392 Grantee: Split Rock Lighthouse State Park Project Title: Split Rock River Superior Hiking Trail Bridge Replacement Project Description: The grantee proposes to replace the existing, structurally-deficient wood bridge over the West Branch of the Split Rock River. The recommended replacement is a pre-manufactured fiberglass bridge, which will provide long-term stability with minimal future maintenance. Amount: $42,275 Grantee:
Regents of the University of Minnesota (Natural Resources Research Institute) Project Title: A Coastal Atlas for Lake Superior’s North Shore Project Description: The grantee proposes to create a coastal atlas that consolidates social, economic, and environmental data for townships and municipalities within the coastal boundary. The atlas will be a print-copy resource comprising of map plates of fundamental data for each individual township or municipality. In addition to hard copies, the coastal atlas will be delivered on-line in PDF format, using the existing CoastalGIS website. Amount: $33,759
Grantee: City of Hermantown Project Title: City of Hermantown Water Quality/Wetland Management GIS Project Project Description: The grantee proposes to create a series of data sets and GIS maps that will (1) reduce the time required to prepare the Minnesota Routine Assessment Method (MnRAM) for evaluating the functions and values of wetlands; (2) assist land owners and the City in evaluating proposed wetland impacts; and (3) provide input to the land use permitting process. Amount: $9,630 Grantee: Department of Natural Resources – Parks and Trails Project Title: Ray Berglund State Wayside – Visitor Facilities Project Description: The grantee proposes to improve the Ray Berglaund State Wayside by: (1) constructing public restroom and visitor orientation facilities; (2) building a stairway to connect the parking lot to trails within the wayside; and (3) installing safety railings. Amount: $85,000 City of Duluth GPS Survey and Realignment of Sanitary and Storm Water Structures in Duluth’s GIS Project Description: The grantee proposes to collect approximately 14,000 GPS points of the City’s storm and sanitary sewer structures and align the existing storm and sanitary GIS data to those points. Amount: $32,492 Grantee: Project Title: Grantee: Lake Superior Maritime Museum Association Project Title: Lake Superior Shipwreck Exhibit Project Description: The grantee proposes to create a new exhibit on the shipwrecks of Lake Superior. The exhibit will highlight the Thomas Wilson, a whaleback freighter that sank just off the Duluth Harbor entry on June 7, 1902. Amount: $7,600
Grantee: St. Louis River Alliance for the Regional Stormwater Protection Team Project Title: 2011 Lake Superior Watershed Festival Project Description: The grantee proposes to host the 2011 Lake Superior Watershed Festival, a biennial outdoor event that includes exhibits, entertainment and educational activities centered on protecting Lake Superior and the St. Louis River. Amount: $14,900
Grantee: Department of Natural Resources – Parks and Trails Division Project Title: Lax Lake Fishing Pier Project Description: The grantee proposes to purchase and construct an ADA-compliant, floating fishing pier at the state-owned public access on the north end of Lax Lake in the Finland State Forest. Amount: $32,000
Grantee: Arrowhead Regional Development Commission Project Title: Cascade River Design Project Project Description: The grantee proposes to improve the Cascade River pull-off along the North Shore Scenic Drive by: (1) creating professional designs for improved recreational access and parking; and (2) developing an interpretive strategy that includes a new kiosk, strategically located signs, and improved displays. Amount: $14,996 Grantee: Carlton County Project Title: St. Louis River Trail – Phase 3 Project Description: The grantee proposes to complete historical and environmental reviews; land appraisals; and right-of-way acquisition along the final 4.0-mile section of the St. Louis River Trail. Amount: $75,000 Regents of the University of Minnesota (Natural Resources Research Institute) Project Title: Developing a Diagnostic Tool for Assessing Excessive Sediment Harm to Stream Communities Project Description: The grantee proposes to develop a suite of metrics using stream macroinvertebrate community condition specific to fine sediment deposition. The end result will be a tool that allows water quality managers to determine if sediments are causing biological impairments in streams. Amount: $47,997 Grantee: City of Silver Bay Land Use and Planning Guidelines for Eco-Industrial Development for Coastal Regions Project Description: The grantee proposes to develop land use and planning guidelines for the Silver Bay Eco-Park. These guidelines will not only promote, enhance, and manage business/industrial development in the City, but be applicable to other coastal communities. Amount: $10,000 Grantee: Project Title: