Local Legacy Amendment Grants 12 Jan 12

The latest round of funding from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment is being passed along from the Department of Natural Resources to a total of 28 Minnesota communities. The more than seven-million dollars is meant to help purchase, restore and maintain parks and trails around the state. In the local area, Renville County will be receiving $193,000 to purchase a 56-acre addition to the 302-acre Beaver Falls County Park, and for the development of new trails and parking, new restrooms and shelters and prairie restoration at the park. The City of Redwood Falls will receive more than $232,000 for the continued renovation of Ramsey Falls at Alexander Ramsey Park as well as to redevelop parking lots to redirect storm water and control erosion and to provide walkways along the Redwood River to improve safety and handicap access.