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Corps of Engineers to host ribbon cutting at Cross Lake Recreation Area

Published May 4, 2017
Cross Lake ribbon cutting

Cross Lake ribbon cutting

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, and the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association are hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Cross Lake Recreation Area, in Crosslake, Minnesota, May 19 at 1 p.m.

Corps and association volunteers invite the public to celebrate the grand opening and dedication of the Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens.

This new community garden is a unique collection of representational gardens including forest foraging, wildflower, butterfly gardens, deer-resistant garden plantings, rain garden, foot prints and a ‘house’ garden for bees, bats, toads, and insects. The garden was designed and planted by a collaborative effort of local landscapers, gardeners, partners and volunteers, and is a result of numerous volunteer hours.  

Linda Ulland was a leader in the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association and in many other organizations. Prior to passing away in 2011, she was actively involved in promoting environmental stewardship, a mission shared by the Corps of Engineers.  

The event is a celebration of all the hard work and donations that partners, volunteers and organizations provided to make projects like this possible, said Corrine Hodapp, supervisory park ranger in charge of Cross Lake and Gull Lake, in Brainerd, Minnesota. The recreation area is located at 35507 County Rd. 66. For more information on the event, contact Hodapp at 651-290-5790.  

The nearly 600 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the St. Paul District Fiscal Year 2016 $78 million budget, nearly 1,250 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $120 million to the national economy. For more information, see
www.mvp.usace.army.mil.

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