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Cold Spring Community Cleanup Day This Saturday, Sept 13, 8-11:30 am
The fall is now upon us, but there’s one
last thing to be done before you can secure the garage for the winter,
and that one important thing is to clean up! The Cold Spring Chamber of
Commerce is hosting their annual COMMUNITY CLEANUP at ROCORI High
School on Saturday September 13, 2008 from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
In this story you’ll hear from Cold Spring Chamber event coordinator John Frischmann and
Troy Freihammer from Stearns County Waste Department. Each of them urge
ROCORI residents to get on out this Saturday and get rid of some
of the junk that might be piling up in your garages, tool sheds,
basements and backyards. There is a small cost for disposing of your waste (which
covers cost of disposal), but the main focus is to make sure residents
can properly throw away their garbage and hazardous materials.
Late last week the Cold Spring Walk N' Wheel Loop Trail opened to the public and immediately had kids and adults of all ages using it. In this story you'll get to see some of the stages of construction over the past two weeks as well as the finished phase one part of the trail. Essentially the extreme east half of the trail is done with the west end being delayed to work in concert with the new addition construction that will soon be starting at Assumption Home.
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This story is about the start of the Walk N Wheel Trail that will be constructed this summer around Assumption Campus and along Brewery Creek in Cold Spring. This story introduces the work starting this spring to restore the natural environment along Brewery Creek as a part of a special Mn DNR grant. Erik Burr, director of environmental services at Assumption home, joins Greg Berg with the Stearn's County Soil and Water District to discuss this important project for the community and ROCORI area.
The Cold Spring Walk N Wheel Loop
(CSWWL) is an exciting new project undertaken in May 2006 and
coordinated by employees of the Assumption Campus to develop a
community wellness program, a fitness trail called the Cold Spring Walk
N' Wheel Loop, a Walk N' Wheel Club, and other fitness programs for all
members of the Cold Spring Community.
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The CSWWL is planned to begin construction in Spring 2007, on property
owned by Assumption Home, and in 2008 on property owned by the ROCORI
Middle School. The entire loop border the Cold Spring Creek and the
restoration projects conducted by the students of the ROCORI Middle
The CSWWL Steering Committee is hoping to raise approximately $250,000
in donations and grants over the next two to three years in order to
complete the trail, add rest stop benches, a drinking fountain and
educational and fitness stations.
What do the cities of St. Joseph, Albany, Avon, Holdingford and St. Cloud have that residents in Cold Spring, Richmond and Rockville wish they had? The answer is recreational trails. The wishes of our community residents will soon become a reality as our leaders take action to make this wish a come true.
The Rocori Trail Committee will be holding an informational public meeting on Wednesday, January 10th at 7:00 p.m. at the Rocori High School Cafeteria to discuss the trail project. The meeting will begin with an overview presentation from the project engineer. There will be a panel of representatives from local agencies that have been involved in this project or similar projects, who will be available to share their experiences or answer specific questions related to their field of expertise. The panelists include representatives from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Stearns County Parks Department, National Parks Service, and other agencies. These experts will be available to answer questions and address concerns from audience members. After the panel discussion, attendees will have the chance to visit individual organization’s display tables for more information and handouts. Refreshments will be available at the meeting.
The proposed Rocori Trail would span a total length of 12.2 miles, starting at the east side of Richmond and ending near Stearns County Road 6 in Rockville. The trail would be constructed in two phases with the first covering from Richmond to Cold Spring and the second continuing from the eastern end of Cold Spring to Rockville. Construction of the trail is scheduled to begin in 2010 with the $526,964 federal grant received from the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).
Through the many discussions about the proposed trail, there have been two possible routes identified for the trail to follow. Although the committee has been working towards determining the best route, neither route has been finalized. The first route would have the trail located on the right-of-way for the railway that connects the three communities. The second proposed route would use mostly public right-of-ways, and would likely be located at the edge of the right-of-way in the road ditches. The committee is particularity interested in giving potentially affected property owners the opportunity to provide feedback on these two proposed routes.
The Rocori Trail has the potential to not only provide access to one trail, but a whole system of trails in central Minnesota. The Rocori Trail could connect with the Glacial Lakes State Trail which extends all the way from Willmar to the eastern edge of Richmond. There is also the potential for an extension to be made to the east of the Rocori Trail, which could connect with Quarry Park, and through the City of St. Cloud to the Beaver Island Trail. Eventually, the Rocori Trail could even connect to the Lake Wobegon Trail in St. Joseph.
The cost to complete the entire trail is quite substantial, but effort continues to find grants to assist in funding. Each City Council of the three cities of Richmond, Rockville and Cold Spring have passed resolutions in support of the Rocori Trail Project and have pledged to contribute a local match of $32,000. These costs are committed on the condition that grant funding is secured to fund the balance of the project costs. The committee hopes to be awarded grants through the federal government and the State of Minnesota. In addition to these funds, area cities hope that successful community fundraising efforts will reduce the cost to local governments even further.
The Rocori Trail group meets monthly to continue their efforts in organizing and planning for the trail. The group welcomes new members to participate in the meetings or attend to just learn more about the project. Minutes from these meetings are posted on the City of Cold Spring website at www.coldspring.govoffice.com, along with comments that were received at the last open house. In addition, a list of frequently asked questions are also posted on the website for people to familiarize themselves with the background of the project. See ROCORI Trail Website Info
Attending this open house will keep you informed on the progress of this area community project. Just as importantly, it will give citizens an opportunity to ask questions and share opinions they might have about the Rocori Trail project. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about what exciting changes are coming to your community in the future by attending this meeting.
My best friend Jim tells his story of battling with cancer after years of smoking pot. Jim has always had a close connection with nature and the out-of-doors. Unfortunately, for most of his life, he tied together the enjoyment of mother nature with his addiction to smoking Marijuana. This is a valuable story for anyone that has a habit of overindulging. The story was created using two interviews, one at Jim's office and another at his favorite place to enjoy nature. You won't forget this story of the heart.