OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT

OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT<BR><BR>The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Trails Division is proposing the purchase of an undeveloped property on Birch Lake, described as a portion of Government Lot 5, Section 25 Township 61 Range 13, St. Louis County. The property which contains approximately 0.53 acres, is located immediately adjacent to the existing St. Louis County administered Public Water Access Site to Birch Lake. <BR><BR>The Department of Natural Resources proposes to purchase the referenced property with the intent to work cooperatively with St. Louis County to improve the existing Public Water Access. The existing St. County Birch Lake Public Water Access is confined to a narrow property that lacks the area required to provide for safe and effective boat launching and vehicle trailer parking. In concept, a new Public Water Access would consist of a single concrete boat ramp, a boarding dock, a parking area with car/trailer spaces, and design features for managing storm water runoff. The type of surfacing utilized throughout the proposed Water Access and the total number of parking spaces developed will be determined during facility design. <BR><BR>The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Trails Division will accept public comment concerning this proposed acquisition until April 04, 2011. Written comments may be sent to Sam Johnson, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Trails Division, 1201 East Highway 2, Grand Rapids, MN 55744 or email comments to sam.johnson@state.mn.us.<BR><BR>For more information call 218-999-7921