U of M Assessing Economic Impact from Area Byways
This summer, the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association, along with the Lake Country Scenic Byway Association in the Walker/Detroit Lakes area, has teamed up with the University of Minnesota to conduct a series of surveys along these two byways to help assess the significance and impact of an officially designated byway to the area through which it travels.
The Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway has been an officially designated driving route in our area for more than eleven years, yet it's still just being discovered by many visitors and residents alike.
Since June, survey-takers in this area have collected over a hundred surveys from residents and visitors. Survey results will be tallied and compiled into a report by University staff that will be available by the end of 2010.
If you haven't had the opportunity to complete a survey and you'd like to be part of this project, the survey locations and times for the next couple weeks are listed below. For dates and times later in August and into the fall, contact Lynn Scharenbroich, Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association chair at 218-543-4714.
Aug. 3: 1pm-4pm at Big Fun Tuesday in Crosslake
Aug. 4: 11am-2pm at the Information Center in Pequot Lakes
Aug. 13: 1pm-4pm at the Pine River Duck Races in Pine River
Aug. 13: 11am-2pm at Underdogs in Jenkins
Aug. 14: 11am-2pm at the Chokecherry Festival in Pequot Lakes