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Appleton students and parents participating in the SRTS Walk/Bike Day

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International Walk/Bike to School Day

In 2012, the UMVRDC led the elementary schools in Appleton, Benson, Dawson, Granite Falls and Madison through a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) planning process to develop plans with the goal of encouraging students to walk and bike to school….   Click here for more information.


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What's New at UMVRDC

Office closed – Labor Day

August 21st, 2014

The UMVRDC office will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 1st. The office will reopen at 8am Tuesday morning. Have a safe holiday!

The 2014 Prairie Waters Annual Gathering!

August 18th, 2014

The Western Minnesota Prairie Waters 2014 Annual Gathering is Monday, August 18th, 2014 from 5:30-7:00 pm at the Granite Falls Legion. Join us down by the river! Click here to take a look at an invitation with more details. This event is free and open to the public (Rain or Shine) – see you Monday at the […]

2014 Annual Report is now available online and in print!

August 6th, 2014

The 2014 UMVRDC Annual Report is now available on our website! To view this or the previous two reports, along with the last four quarterly newsletters, visit the UMVRDC Publications page. Want to receive a printed copy? Email us with your address and we will mail one out to you.