Variety of Byway Projects Spices Up Support Opportunities!

If variety is still the spice of life, the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway may be the spiciest! Within that variety, many are finding just the thing that inspires them to join and support the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association.

Recently, the PBSBA produced and distributed its popular tear-off maps with a new look and appeal. Through cooperative funding from a partnership with Whitefish Area Lodging Association and matching Explore Minnesota Tourism grant dollars, a record-breaking 50,000 maps are available about the Byway area as well as greater Minnesota. Tourism and recreation, a strong Byway Association focus, inspired the Whitefish Area Lodging Association (WALA) to become the major sponsor of the map.

Lakeside Lawn and Landscape owners, Bruce and Michelle Zeman, appreciate the overall quality of life value that having a nationally designated scenic byway brings to the area. New Lakeside Lawn and Landscape customers receive a Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway informational packet that gives a glimpse of the many things to do and see along the Byway route and within the Byway area.

The Birds of the Byway brochure, now in its third printing, was the ticket for Crosslake residents Dick and Mary Lu Dietz. “Mary Lu is a great supporter of all nature activities and programs, and, as an avid birder, has particularly enjoyed the brochure, Birds of the Byway,” noted Dick, during a visit with Whitefish Area Property Owners (WAPOA) president, Judy Wallschlaeger.

WAPOA’s decision to join the Byway Association was driven by their interest in the health of the area waters. “The Whitefish Area Property Owners Association became a member of the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association because it seemed to be a giant step toward increasing the health of the resorts. WAPOA believes healthy resorts are good for the lake, water quality and all the things we stand for,” commented Judy.

Lakeside Lawn and Landscape, the Dietz’s and WAPOA are members of the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association’s highest level of membership, the Group of 54.  The ‘54’ refers to the number of miles covered by the Byway route.

The variety of projects and accomplishments attributed to this group since it started in 1998 is remarkable in itself, but made even more noteworthy when one realizes this is an all-volunteer organization.

If you would like to know more about supporting the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway check out the Membership options.

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Published Date: 
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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the Lake Country Echo