Little Bohemia Trail
35e bike path
An urban environmental restoration project by MN Nature in partnership with MNDOT, City of St. Paul, and Little Bohemia Neighborhood.
Neighborhood: Little Bohemia, West End / W7th, St. Paul, Minnesota
Coordinates: Grand Ave./Smith Ave. to St. Clair Ave.
This is a 1+ mile green space along 35e MNDoT sound wall.
The land is owned by MNDoT. There is a bike path maintained by the City of St. Paul Public Works.
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Each Project Site: Immediately adjacent to 35e right of way—there is a bike path there, despite the route MapQuest gives—MN Nature and MNDOT has scheduled the project into 3 Improvement Sites to be landscaped over three years:
Phase 1 (2013-2014) – Park-like Area
Phase 2 (2015-2016) – Pollinator Restoration, Hillside
Phase 3 (2021) – Urban Forest
To transform an unused, blighted green space surrounding a mile-plus bike path into a
vibrant urban community forest in three years, resulting in:
1. park-like area with gardens
2. wildlife and pollinator-friendly corridor
3. safe community place to gather
4. safe and interesting “nature trail” commute through W7th neighborhood
5. a place to learn about and enjoy nature
A Special Thank YOU
Thank You, Tony Wotzka, Eriks Ludins, Bret Stadsvold, Cy Kosel, Valerie Price, Dan Haak, Kevin Nelson, Ryan Sodd, Dewey Jones, Lindsay Kimball, Sarah Rudolph, Mark Fangmeier.
Thanks to the MNDoT Community Roadside Partnership for funding the plant materials that are the genesis and foundation for these programs and their dedication to reinvigorating this green space, St. Paul Public Works for their certified resolution and partnership, St. Paul Forestry for their guidance and help in improving the tree health of the area and watering the new plants throughout 2015, and Little Bohemia Neighborhood Association for help in connecting with the community and their ongoing search for collaborative projects in the area and long-term dedication to the preservation of the green space.
Want to Help?
Contribute to pollinator restoration and urban forestry in the City of St Paul by signing up for a volunteer opportunity related to this project. Sign Up to Volunteer, or for more information, Contact Us Today.