Updates from Moving Matters, a project of the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic
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Wednesday, October 5th is International Walk to School Day! Help celebrate the 20th year of this international event by joining in one of the Walking School Buses in Grand Marais or encouraging a student to participate. More details below.

Also read below about the Lieutenant Governor's visit to Grand Marais, the City of Grand Marais' launching of its Community Visioning and Comprehensive Plan process, and more!
Invite a friend or RSVP on the Facebook event. All are welcome for this fun, kid-friendly event.
On September 16th, Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith made a stop in Cook County as part of the Governor and Lt. Governor's "87 Counties in 86 Days" tour. The Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and its Moving Matters staff had the opportunity to highlight several of its projects with local partners. We visited a 2016 Great Place Project, an outdoor ping pong table on the Grand Marais Public Library lawn, and shared about the Cook County Chamber-Moving Matters partnership in this community building, placemaking project. Conveniently located on the Highway 61 corridor, the City of Grand Marais and MnDOT also shared about the community process and project for the Highway 61 corridor. The project, to be built in 2019, will include safe places for people to walk and bike in the corridor as well as many other improvements. Read more about the visit in the Cook County News-Herald article.

The City of Grand Marais is getting ready to kick off its Community Visioning and Comprehensive Plan process this fall. A steering committee has been convened and an initial community meeting will be set for Tuesday, October 11th. Stay tuned for details! The City has created a website to share information and updates:

This is an important opportunity for residents of Grand Marais and Cook County to shape the future of our community. The plan will be a long-range guiding document for how Grand Marais will manage growth and development over the next 30 years and will establish a unified vision of the city's future, based on community and stakeholder guidance and ideas. The City will need all of us (with our ideas, experiences, and hopes) to make this process a success.
News from the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic:
Northwoods Food Project
Seeks Board Members


The Northwoods Food Project, one of many Clinic partners working to advance health through access to healthy local food, is seeking board members. The Northwoods Food Project wants to develop Cook County's long term food sustainability and self reliance by developing a county-wide food growing system. We also provide educational resources to growers and community members.

They are looking for two board members to serve a three year term. This is an exciting time for us as we plan to develop a large scale community garden! No experience necessary except a commitment to seeing more locally grown food here. For more information contact Diane Booth 218-387-3015.
Moving Matters is a project of the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and many local partners. We strive to create safer and more accessible walking and biking routes for people of all ages and abilities throughout Cook County and Grand Portage. Funding for this project is provided by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, as part of Blue Cross’ long-term commitment to tackling the leading causes of heart disease and cancer: tobacco use, lack of physical activity and unhealthy eating.
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