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The original item was published from 10/3/2012 3:37:21 PM to 11/20/2012 11:05:08 PM.

Parks and Recreation

Posted on: October 3, 2012

[ACTIVE] Bridges, bikeways and park restoration for Saint Paul’s east side and north end

WHAT: The city of Saint Paul and MnDOT will celebrate the upcoming construction on the 40-acre Trillium Nature Sanctuary, which is part of the larger Trout Brook Regional Trail corridor. This project is concurrent to the construction of a new, nearby bridge over I-35 at Maryland Ave. The nature sanctuary will once again become a water course for the Trout Brook, a natural habitat corridor for birds and animals, and will also facilitate movement of pedestrians and bicyclists along the Trout Brook Regional Trail.

Almost 20 years ago, before the Trillium area was acquired, a group of community members started on the long path to reclaim the Trout Brook Valley as a beautiful amenity. The site was secured with City funds in part from MnDOT as part of the 35E/Cayuga project, and DNR Metro Greenways Grant. Open Houses are planned in Little Canada, Maplewood and St. Paul in the coming months as a part of the ongoing Cayuga Project, which will improve bridges and access along the I-35E Cayuga Corridor.

WHERE: Southwest of Maryland Ave. Bridge on Gateway trail near 35E

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 4 – 11:00 a.m.

WHO:
Amy Brendmoen— Ward 5 Councilmember
Tom Sorel— MnDOT Comissioner
Mike Hahm— Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Director
Mike Klassen— Saint Paul Public Works

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