Projects in Progress Update
- As of December 13, 2006, the Wetlands Walk, at Veterans Walking Trail now has four interpretive panels installed along the Walk. Thanks to Dave Badger, Bob Jones and Darrel Skallet for installing the panels and Mike Holst for assembling the panels and posts. In the spring, Badger will lead a work crew to install vegetative control fabric under the walkway sections. Sons of the American Legion-Pequot Lakes have supported this project.
- A Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Tour Brochure will be available by next summer. The brochure style is a spin-off of the highly regarded Loess Hills brochure. Partially funded by a federal scenic byways grant, the required local match is $5000, representing 20% of the total project cost. Partial funding support has been received from the University of Minnesota’s Central Region Partnership. Support for the project idea was received from Whitefish Area Lodging Association and the Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce.
- The Historic Mailcarrier Interpretation for Byway Visitors project is being coordinated by Dick Haskett, of Rice Creek Resources. Extensive research on area mail carrier, Ben Knebel, mailcarrier in the Whitefish area for 39 years, has yielded scenarios which are the basis of live interpretative performances beginning summer of 2007. This project is funded in part by a federal scenic byways grant with a major portion of the local match expected through the US Army COE Handshake Program.
- An interpretive panel is being developed for Rice Lake, located on the south side of CSAH 11, east of Pequot Lakes. The panel message will focus on shallow water lakes and their unique ecology. Pam Perry, DNR, is the PBSBA advisor for development of text and graphics.
Monday, June 25, 2007
Inkslinger Spring 2007, and Vistas, March/April 2007 issue