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Residents can comment greenway plans

Farmington residents can review and comment on draft master plans for two new greenway corridors -- the Rosemount and Vermillion Highlands greenways -- at an open house, scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, at the Rosemount Community Center, 13885 South Robert Trail. This is the final open house in the planning process.

The plans address alignment, design character, trailheads and other access points, habitat restoration and interpretive themes of the greenways. The Vermillion Highlands greenway will run from Lebanon Hills Regional Park to the Vermillion River and the Rosemount greenway will run from Lebanon Hills Regional Park to Spring Lake Park Reserve and the Mississippi River Regional Trail.

The two greenways are part of a planned 200-mile countywide greenway network. When complete, they will connect residents to regional and local destinations such as parks, commercial areas and schools. Dakota County is leading a national movement to transform simple trails into multi-functional corridors that provide recreation, non-motorized transportation, habitat value, and water quality improvement.

The draft master plans are also available for review and comment at