Get involvedUnited Way of Greater Duluth is seeking volunteer panel members to participate in this year’s allocations process which helps to determine funding for local programs serving Lake and Cook counties.
United Way of Greater Duluth is seeking volunteer panel members to participate in this year’s allocations process which helps to determine funding for local programs serving Lake and Cook counties. Volunteers are required to review funding applications prior to Feb. 18 and to attend a brief orientation and conduct agency interviews on that Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Two Harbors.
If you are interested, please call Paula Reed at (218) 726-4790 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources is taking proposals for funding through the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund that will be up and running in 2011. About $52 million is expected to be available for projects in specific environment and natural resource areas that will provide multiple ecological and other public benefits. Proposals are due April 9.
Proposals are requested in the following eight categories:
- Natural Resource Data and Information
- Water Resources
- Methods to Protect, Restore, and Enhance Land and Habitat
- Land Acquisition for Habitat and Recreation
- Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species
- Climate Change, Renewable Energy, and Air Quality
- Environmental Education
- Creative Ideas
The Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund is a permanent fund in the Minnesota state treasury that was established by voter approval of a constitutional amendment in 1988. The amendment directs forty percent of the net proceeds of the Minnesota Lottery, or approximately seven cents of every dollar spent on playing the lottery, into the fund. Visit www.lccmr.leg.mn for more information.
The Minnesota Historical Society is seeking pre-1980 family vacation pictures from one of the North Shore’s most popular landmarks, Split Rock Lighthouse.
As part of Split Rock’s centennial celebrations, the society is launching a “Vintage Split Rock Lighthouse Pictures” group on the picture-sharing Web site Flickr.
The society is asking Split Rock visitors to upload their pre-1980 pictures to the group via its Flickr account at www.flickr.com/groups/vintagesplitrock. Visitors are encouraged to include the story behind the picture, as well as the year it was taken.
It’s not intended as a photo contest, but photos submitted before March 31 may be included in an exhibit at the lighthouse this summer.