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Cottage Grove applies for DNR grant for Hidden Valley Park rehab

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Cottage Grove applies for DNR grant for Hidden Valley Park rehab
Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

The city of Cottage Grove is seeking financial assistance from a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Partners Legacy grant to continue its prairie restoration efforts at Hidden Valley Park.

The purpose of the grant is to partner the DNR with regional and local organizations to restore, protect, and enhance wetlands, prairie, forest and habitat for fish, game and wildlife.

The city is requesting $50,000 to continue rehabilitation of native prairie that once dominated Hidden Valley Park. The city would be responsible for up to $5,000 of the project costs.

The project would include planting wetland mixes near ponds.

The prairie restoration, Parks and Recreation Director Zac Dockter said in his memo, would “advance the vision of the prairie belt through Cottage Grove.”

Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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