The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 office in Chicago recently awarded $66,275 in grants to several Minnesota organizations to support innovative environmental education.
An area recipient was the Minnesota Lakes Association in Brainerd, which was awarded $5,000 to provide workshops for teachers and students on lake ecology. Using existing curriculum and interactive lake ecology, fifth- and sixth-grade students will learn the basics of lake ecology and how to be responsible stewards of lakes. The project will target 500 students and 20-25 teachers in at least five Brainerd schools.
MnDOT sets Pine River depot meeting
PINE RIVER -- A meeting to gather public input concerning the historic significance of the Pine River depot is set from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 4 at Pine River City Hall.
Officials from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the State Historic Preservation Office will be on hand to make a brief presentation and record public input.
MnDOT currently owns the depot and the land beneath it. Earlier this year, MnDOT concluded that the deport was not eligible for listing on the National Register for Historic Places.
The historic preservation office asked for more information and specifically requested public input from the Pine River community.
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