Posted September 12, 2015 3:04 pm by Comments

By Justin Stakes

Maplewood State Park; fall color, park entry sign
Maplewood State Park; fall color, park entry sign
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

St. Paul, MN -(AmmoLand.com)- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division will celebrate the importance of Legacy Amendment funding to prairie restoration in state parks, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Maplewood State Park in Pelican Rapids.

The event is in conjunction with the annual Friends of Maplewood State Park Leaf Days celebration. The Legacy Amendment event will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a self-guided prairie restoration tour and demonstrations.

The 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at a new prairie restoration site adjacent to the Josh Hanson Memorial Picnic Shelter. It will include remarks by Parks and Trails Division restoration staff and Don DelGreco, Maplewood State Park manager.

Following the ribbon-cutting, visitors can take a self-guided prairie restoration tour while they enjoy a scenic fall color drive through the park. There will be demonstrations at various sites along the way, and site hosts will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to answer questions.

Prairie restoration in Minnesota state parks is made possible by the Parks and Trails Fund, created after voters approved the Clean …read more

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