Renewing State Fishing Piers

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
$165,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
$36,720
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
$463,910
Source: 
Parks & Trails Fund
Status: 
Complete
Start Date: 
July 2009
End Date: 
June 2011
Counties Affected: 
Statewide
Project Details:
2013 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Ch. 6, Art. 3, Sec. 3(a)(3)
Appropriation Language 
Sec. 3. Department of Natural Resources (a)$14,262,000 the first year and $14,603,000 the second year are for state parks, recreation areas, and trails to: (1)Connect people to the outdoors; (2)Acquire land and create opportunities; (3)Maintain existing holdings; and (4)Improve cooperation by coordinating with partners to implement the 25-year long-range parks and trails legacy plan
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$165,000
Direct expenses: 
$165,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
Four fishing piers that are deteriorating will be replaced with new fishing piers with the support of this fund.
Measurable Outcome(s) 
Replacement fishing piers were installed at Lake Calhoun, Minneapolis; Moose Lake, City of Moose Lake; Lake Ripley, City of Litchfield; and Lake Yankton, City of Balaton
Cass Lake, City of Cass Lake
Project Details:
2011 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2009, Ch. 172, Art. 3, Sec. 2(3)
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$36,720
Project Details:
2010 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2009, Ch. 172, Art. 3, Sec. 2(3)
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$463,910
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
15 fishing piers that are deteriorating will be replaced with new fishing piers.
Measurable Outcome(s) 
15 fishing piers that are deteriorating have been contracted for replacement.

Project Overview

Install fishing piers at 20 statewide locations (15 replacements and 5 new) with the goal of improving fishing opportunities especially for people with disabilities, children, elderly and those without a boat.

About the Issue

The fishing pier program was created in 1984. Many of the piers that were installed prior to 1990 are aging beyond repair and need to be replaced or removed. There are also dozens of requests for new fishing pier facilities. Fishing piers provide many benefits to the public including: 1) Providing a safe and convenient place to fish, instead of from bridges, steep rocky embankments or fragile shoreland areas. 2) Enable and encourage anglers of all ages and abilities to fish. 3) Facilitate fishing clinics and derbies which introduces fishing to new participants. 4) Connects people to the outdoors. 5) Can be the heart of a community or main component of a park.

Project Manager

Nancy
Stewart
MNDNR Division of Parks and Trails
500 Lafayette Rd
St Paul
55155
651-259-5616