Building Greater Minnesota’s System of Regional Parks and Trails
by Joe Czapiewski, AICP
System Plan Coordinator, GMRPTC
Republished from the April-June issue of Planning Minnesota
What would you do if you had to create a new state agency from scratch?
That’s essentially what the 13 governor-appointed members of the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission (GMRPTC) set out to do in October 2013. Armed with enabling legislation, the possibility of distributing a portion of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment funding, and a brand-new strategic plan, the volunteer Commission got to work improving outdoor recreation across Greater Minnesota.… Read the rest