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Applicants sought for parks, trails committee

The commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the chair of the Metropolitan Council and the chair of the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Coalition are seeking qualified applicants to serve on the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee.

The purpose of the Legacy Advisory Committee is to promote and coordinate implementation of the 25-Year Parks and Trails Legacy Plan. The Parks and Trails Legacy Plan can be found at

The committee will have 15-17 members, including to the practical extent possible, geographical and demographic representation. The committee will be a mixture of parks and trails professionals and citizens. Committee members should have expertise in two or more of the four strategic pillars of the plan:

· Connect people and the outdoors.

· Acquire land and create opportunities.

· Take care of what we have.

· Work better together.

Terms will be staggered. The frequency of meetings will be determined once the committee has formed. The commitment is for two to six meetings per year. Initial terms will be for two to three years.

Applications can be found at .

Interested individuals should send applications no later than Dec. 7 to Laurie Young, DNR, 500 Lafayette Rd., St. Paul, MN 55155 or email to