In less than two weeks, the Minnesota Legislature will reconvene, and although the second half of the biennium is shorter, it will likely be another busy session. Because it is not a budget year, the Legislature will be focused primarily on the bonding bill and policy issues. For GMPT, we have several priorities for 2024. We would like to see more funding for the DNR’s local park and trails grant programs and will be pushing for the inclusion of such funds in the bonding bill.
We are working on a story for an upcoming edition of our monthly GMPT Connections newsletter about the ways in which pet owners can enjoy parks and trails with their four-legged friends. If you have any photos of dogs, cats, horses or other pets enjoying Greater Minnesota parks and trails, please send them to us at email@example.com.