Saturday, December 08, 2007

Gunflint Scenic Byways Awarded Two Grants

The Federal Highway Administration announced grant awards under the National Scenic Byways Program to two Gunflint Trail projects. The Chik-wauk Museum and Nature Center is to receive $180,000.

The second grant awarded was for $12,000 to research and write a "Vegetation Management Plan" for the Gunflint Scenic Byways. For this project the Gunflint Trail Association is contributing an addition $3000 in matching funds. The project is expected to be coordinated by the Byway's Forestry Committee.

In total 276 projects in 41 States were awarded grants. For a complete list of projects by state go to: http://www.bywaysonline.org/news/2007/549.

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