Bravo! Lake Links Trail Gets Final Funding in 2020 Bonding Bill
For close to 20 years the Lake Links Trail has been a regional vision. It is a proposed blending of quiet roads and separated trails to safely circumnavigate the ten, sometimes precarious, miles around White Bear Lake.
When this petition started a few years ago we really thought we could, with the help of our local legislators, get in place the final funding needed to complete the entire 10-miles around White Bear Lake. Well, with this year's bonding bill WE DID IT!
The passage of the 2020 bonding bill included a provision of $3.6 million for Lake Links Trail effort. The principal portion of this funding will be applied in Dellwood for #244 and the remaining funding split between White Bear Lake and White Bear Township to complete the segment along #96 on the north side of the lake.
To the hundreds of people who have signed this petition, thank you. It may seem like a small contribution, but it was one of the tools used with legislators to highlight the community's belief that completion of the trail is a local/regional priority. If you are new to this petition, or maybe returning to it, continue to post your experiences and extend thanks to our local legislators for their persistence and ability to get us included in a historic bonding bill. Our chief tour guide and advocate through the legislative process has been Senator Chuck Wiger. Please let him, Peter Fischer, Ami Wazlawik and Leon Lilly, in the House, know about your appreciation for their life-changing efforts.
Be sure to keep up to date on all things Lake Links at the Lake Links Association site at www.lakelinks.net