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The Recreation Alliance is composed of an all-volunteer board of directors who all share a passion for advocating for sustainable use of our public lands and representing outdoor recreation user groups.

Lyle Blanchard

Sam Zierden

Tom Fassbender

Lew Overhaug

Jamie Schell

Eric Barnard

More About the Recreation Alliance of Winona

Projects Completed

• Sugarloaf Trail Rebuild/Repair

• Graffiti Removal

• Trail Drainage/Erosion mitigation

• Ice Park Bluff Prairie Restoration, invasive removal, Trail building

• Access Fund Conservation Crews 4th visit to Winona!

Past Partnership Achievements

  • Levee Park Boulders (2020 State of MN Award Winner!)

  • Sugarloaf Trail Build

  • Winona Ice Park Development & Management (2019 State of MN Award Winner!)

  • Sugarloaf Prairie Restoration and Invasive Management

Recreation Alliance Funding Usage

  • Trail Tools: McCloeds, Paleo Picks, Handsaws, Invasive treatment

  • Sugarloaf Bluff Trail Wayfinding Signage

  • Volunteer PPE: Eye protection, Gloves, etc

  • Winona Ice Park Infrastructure

  • Volunteer Insurance

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