Canceled: LCCMR and LSOHC Natural Resources Site Visits to Southwest Metro Area Canceled Due to Flooding
SAINT PAUL, MN (09/27/2010)(readMedia)-- The Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) and the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC) – the groups that make project funding recommendations to the state legislature on expenditures from Minnesota's Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund and Minnesota's Outdoor Heritage Fund – had planned to visit natural resources sites throughout the southwest Twin Cities metro area on Tuesday, September 28. Those visits have been canceled at this time due to flooding of the Minnesota River and associated road and bridge closures where several of the sites scheduled to be visited are located. The planned visits may be rescheduled for a later date. If that occurs, a future notice will be distributed.
For additional details contact Mike Banker at the LCCMR or Bill Becker at the LSOHC.
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR)
The LCCMR is made up of 17 members (5 Senators, 5 Representatives, 5 citizens appointed by the governor, and one citizen each appointed by the Senate and the House). The function of the LCCMR is to make funding recommendations to the Minnesota State Legislature for special environment and natural resource projects, primarily from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. These projects help maintain and enhance Minnesota's environment and natural resources. The LCCMR developed from a program initiated in 1963. Since 1963, over $650 million has been appropriated to more than 1,300 projects recommended by the Commission to protect and enhance Minnesota's environment and natural resources. Visit www.lccmr.leg.mn.
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC)
The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council was established by the legislature with the responsibility of providing annual recommendations to the legislature on how the Outdoor Heritage Fund should be used. The council makes recommendations to the legislature on funding appropriations from the Outdoor Heritage Fund that are consistent with the Constitution and state law and that take into consideration the outcomes of, including, but not limited to, the Minnesota Conservation and Preservation Plan, that directly relate to the restoration, protection, and enhancement of wetlands, prairies, forests, and habitat for fish, game, and wildlife, and that prevent forest fragmentation, encourage forest consolidation, and expand restored native prairie. Visit www.lsohc.leg.mn.
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