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“All of the grant recipients reflect the high priority that the SMSC and these local governments have placed on environmental stewardship and quality trails in Scott County,” tribal chairman Charlie Vig said in a written statement.
In an era when full-fledged trails can easily cost $300,000 a mile, Themig said, a $366,000 kitty divided several ways needed to be used strategically.
“They are filling in gaps that are important now, and in ways that in the future will allow them to be connected to the larger regional system,” he said. “It will be a huge benefit both short-term and long.”
The historical society, meanwhile, is throwing a party Feb. 1 from noon to 2 p.m., with tours of newly remodeled spaces and two new exhibit galleries, including the one devoted to Indian history.
Klehr stresses that the content of the latter will be the work in part of tribal experts, and will only be “partially completed while we work to ensure the content is accurate, visually engaging and interactive.”
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